Although this symbol wasn’t designed until 1999 and wasn’t designated officially until 2004, it has defined my life since 1980. In fact, it’s become such an ingrained part of our Air Force culture, I was surprised to read it hasn’t been around since my husband was first commissioned. In my mind, it’s always been with us.
Like our flag, it requires no explanation, and it stirs up a wellspring of emotion when I see it.
For the past 35 years this symbol has defined my husband, our family, and our way of life.
“Our” retirement ceremony is this coming Monday.
It’s been an amazing ride.
My heart is full.