A Special 4th With Military Families

My extended family and I enjoyed celebrating the 4th of July with Air Force and Navy personnel and their families at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Maryland this year. It seemed a most fitting way to celebrate our independence with those who sacrifice to keep us free. Our son is an officer in the Air Force.

Nature put on its own glorious display while we waited for the man-made fireworks to begin.

With love and gratitude,


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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6 Responses to A Special 4th With Military Families


    Wow!  Russ, it must have been a special celebration.  Did they have fire works?  I am so glad you get to go see him.  It is important to have that personal interaction. Heatherlee

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