Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pride

The Airman's Creed

I am an American Airman.
I am a Warrior.
I have answered my nation's call.

I am an American Airman.
My mission is to fly, fight, and win.
I am faithful to a proud heritage,
a tradition of honor,
and a legacy of valor.

I am an American Airman,
Guardian of freedom and justice,
My nation's sword and shield,
Its sentry and avenger.
I defend my country with my life.

I am an American Airman:
Wingman, Leader, Warrior.
I will never leave an Airman behind.
I will never falter,
and I will not fail.


Today, my sister, Second Lieutenant Alison C. Unger, will graduate from Air Battle Manager school. See those bright shiny wings pinned on her uniform? She has earned them with strength, pride, intelligence, dedication and honor. I am more proud of her than words could ever say. She is one of the strongest and truest people I know. I am honored to call her sister, but even more, my best friend.

Jason and I can't be there in Florida today to see her graduate, hear her speak to her class and the other guests, or see those wings pinned oh so proudly to her uniform. But I can imagine it and oh, if ever there was a person there in spirit, it's me! I love you so much, sweet sister of mine. You have my utmost respect and admiration for the way you have persevered in this career, this calling. And just like every other big milestone in your life, today I'm the weepy big sister beaming with pride, telling everyone who will listen about what you have accomplished. Congratulations!

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:37 PM

    Congrats to Alli! Prayers for her success!
    Rita

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  2. Congratulation to your amazing sister! As a citizen of this country, I thank her for her strength, her grace and the courage she shows every time she puts on her uniform.

    Thank you for letting us share in her special day, and for the opportunity to thank Lieutenant Alison C. Unger for her service and her example.

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