Remember military families during holidays, says Parishville man
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 7:03 am

To the Editor:

Saturday, Oct. 26, my wife and I attended the Clarkson vs Colorado hockey game. Right in back of the visitor's bench there was a young mother with a baby and three young boys. They were all dressed with Colorado College attire. The baby had a Colorado College t-shirt on and the cutest little yellow hat with a black bow on it. The children were so well behaved.

At one point, the mother was talking to one child and said "we have an hour and a half drive." Near the end of the game I could see the mom Skyping.

After the game ended, I went over to the mom and asked her if she was from Ft. Drum and she said yes. Her hometown is Colorado Springs and her family had always attended the Colorado College games, so she was keeping up the tradition. She said her husband was deployed to Afghanistan. She said she Skyped the last few minutes of the game to her husband.

As we gather around the Thanksgiving table this year, let us all take time to remember all the military members that are stationed all over the world and cannot be with their families.

Patrick M. Devine


1SG (First Sergeant retired), U.S. Army