Family, friends, and sometimes even troops themselves send I-Report salutes nearly every day to U.S. military serving their country away from home. Take a look below as family and friends share stories of the troops they love.
Friday, February 1, 2008
'I am so thankful to have him home!'
My husband, Sgt Trymain Rivero, just came home this Wednesday, January 30th. He was on a 6 month deployment which included stops in Bangladesh, Iraq, Kuwait, Dubai, Malta, Spain, Africa, and Israel. It is a tradition in military towns that wives make signs for homecoming and hang them on the fence or the garage. My husband and I love to play Scrabble, so I made him this sign and this is him standing next to it the day he got home! It took about 40 hours to hand paint, but he loved it. I just want him to know how much I love him and support him. I am so thankful to have him home!
-- Melody Rivero of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
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