Friday, June 7, 2013

Outback Honoring Our Military & Giveaway #ad

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A couple weeks ago, when my parents surprised me with my new car, we went out to breakfast and somehow, my dad started talking about Vietnam. What’s really strange is, I’ve never heard him talk about the war before. I haven’t ever wanted to just outright ask him about any of it. I also haven’t had a lot of opportunity to talk with him ever.
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He regaled us with his evacuation from the war zone. He said they got into the helicopter and they started hearing popping noises. The guys who’d just gotten on the helicopter didn’t recognize the sound, but quickly enough heard the gunner firing and they realized they were being attacked. One guy even was shot in the foot! Can you imagine? On the day you’re getting out of that insanity?
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They ended up having to land again and a different helicopter came to get them. This time they went up and headed out towards the ocean instead of inland and they made it back safely! What’s interesting is, when they landed, here’s my dad dark and dirty and he sees the guy who convinced him to enlist just going out for his first tour!

This weekend, my little brother is heading to the Army Guard for his two week training! He went through basic training a couple of years ago and has been doing Guard duty ever since.

To say that I’m proud of my dad and brother is putting it mildly. That they served and serve fills my heart. I could tell you some silly stories about thanking people who serve when I see them anywhere. I typically start crying. lol Of course it embarrasses my kids. Bonus points for that. =)


So, here’s the cool part with Outback, they want to honor our nation’s heroes with 10% off the entire check for active and retired military! They’re doing this from Memorial Day through July 4, 2013! Recently they surprised military families in Chicago with a visit from Tim McGraw! So stinking cool! They want to keep in that same vein with Military Mates! Dontcha love it?

Now you have the opportunity to win a $20 Outback! a Rafflecopter giveaway

20 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

Thank you to my older brother who served in the Navy!

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Mom Blogger said...

My family really appreciates all those who give of their time and themselves to serve our country. We know we would not be here feeling this safe and loved withtout you!

Linda Kish said...

Thanks to everyone who serves in the military. And an extra thanks to my DIL's brother.

Darlene said...

Thank you to my grandfather who served in the WW! and also my husband who served in VietNam

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I would like to thank my Husband for his service to this country and all the sacrifices he has made.

dahliadd said...

That's awesome!! Wtg Outback!!

Both my dad and husband proudly served. Just so grateful for all who serve and have served.

Yoli said...

I would love to thank my nephew Richie for serving 2 terms with the Marines!

wizkey said...

I want to thank my wonderful hubby who served 25 years in the AF for his dedication and sacrifice to help keep our country safe!!

Teressa Morris
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Gail S said...

Off to Outback this evening - love their menu!

Ken Ohl said...

thankyou so much for your service and honor in keeping our country safe and free. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

latanya t said...

Thank you for your sacrifice and all that you do. May God Bless you.

beachamante said...

I'm with you! ♥ our Military and Outback!

Jackie said...

Thanks Dad...for serving in the Air Force!

Wanda McHenry said...

I thank my niece (Colleen) and nephew (Nate) who both currently serving in the Army!!

JC said...

Thank you to all the men and women who serve and protect our country.

Janice said...

My nephew is serving in the Navy, father served in the Marines and grandfather in the Army.
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CherylS22 said...

I'd like to thank all those who serve in the military, both past & present. I'd especially like to thank my nephew in the Marines & all of my uncles who served in the military during WWII.

Sandra Davis said...

i proudly thank all the military men and women currently serving and has served in the past. God bless the USA!!

Elena said...

I am thankful to my grandfather who served in the military

Amy Orvin said...

Thank you , daddy, for serving to protect our country.
I'd also like to thank those I don't know for all the hard work and dedication they have given throughout their lives. It's much appreciated and recognized by us. Thank you.

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