Thoughts From Marine Families For Our Volunteers
Marine Parents is grateful for the time, energy, skill, dedication and Esprit de Corps offered by so many generous and hard-working volunteers.
Though the volunteers of Marine Parents do not commit their time and energy with the expectation of receiving awards, recognition and thank you notes, celebration of their volunteer work is deserved.
Please take a moment to write a note of thanks to our volunteers. If you have a personal experience to share, please tell the volunteers how their service impacted your life.
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Below are the thank you messages that have been shared. The most recent messages are at the top of the page.
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Candice, a/k/a Outreach Programs Coordinator from MO
Our volunteers are the backbone of this organization.
Everything that we do and have set out to accomplish is
done and carried out by dedicated and selfless
I want to give a heartfelt thank you to all of our
volunteers, new and old, without you we would not be
where we are today.
God Bless & Semper Fi
Posted 3/4/2015 10:25:23 AM
Karin, a/k/a karindelin from Maryland
Thanks so much, if not for you, I'm not sure I would have
survived the five years my son was active in the Marines. He
is still a Reserve, and once a Marine, always a Marine. I
guess once a Marine Mom, always a Marine Mom. I have the most
wonderful friends here, and for that I thank you!!! Blessings
Posted 5/7/2014 4:58:09 PM
Ada, a/k/a Ada from Kansas
I would like to take this time to thank everyone that take
the time out of their busy days to volunteer with what ever
needs done. You are very SPECIAL people for what you do.. God
Bless you all!!!!!!!
Posted 4/27/2014 5:52:25 PM
mick, a/k/a Mick from Illinois
I would like to thank all the volunteers that make this
website possible. As a new marine parent, i rely on this
website as a way to stay informed on current issues that
affect my marine son, as well as our family.
thank you volunteers
Posted 4/24/2014 3:02:28 PM
nancy, a/k/a nancy from Pennsylvania
Heartfelt THANK YOU to Larry73, a Marine, who provided me with
so many answers to my unending questions. Larry also shared
the most valuable piece of information, and that was the poem
he wrote,The Night Before The Crucible. With his permission,
I copied it and sent it to my son, who carried it proudly
during his own Crucible, 18-20 Nov. I will never forget that
Larry. A HUGE heartfelt THANKYOU for your devotion to your
''brothers." 00HRAH LARRY!!!!!
Posted 4/24/2014 9:22:31 AM
nancy, a/k/a nancy medlar from Pennsylvania
I want to personally thank Alice C. for her knowledge,
support, and time she provided me as a new recruit mom last
fall. Her words of wisdom and heartfelt support got me
through my daily emotional ups and downs while my son was at
boot camp. OORAH ALICE!!!!
Posted 4/24/2014 9:17:16 AM
Michael, a/k/a mikeyp from New Jersey
Thank you so much for all the time you put in to this. The
information is so valuable. I can't thank you enough.
Posted 4/24/2014 7:32:51 AM
Isabel, a/k/a issy from Texas
I want to say a big "THANK YOU" for all that you do...You are
Always ready to give advice and guidance!! Again Thank you
for all that you do!!!!
Posted 4/23/2014 8:46:15 PM
cheryl from Illinois
Thank You all for your volunteer efforts. God Bless
Posted 4/23/2014 9:20:16 AM
Donna, a/k/a Quiltingladie from Minnesota
Thank you for all you do. Your hard work and dedication shines
through every time I come on this site. It's the best
maintained website I've seen, and you really know how to help
bond Marine Families together. Thank you again for everything
Posted 4/23/2014 7:22:16 AM
Jim, a/k/a Jim from Virginia
Thank you for all you do! My son joined Jan 2013, and I was
directed to this website.. I am certainly glad I found it, and
that it exists due to your efforts! Thank you again, and God
Posted 4/23/2014 2:32:33 AM
Debbie, a/k/a debbio from Florida
This message goes out to the very resourceful,
compassionate, loving and dedicated volunteer 1~nanny. I
have had the pleasure of getting to know her because she is
the volunteer mediator for my son's troop at Parris Island.
Not only has she informed me of the activities that our
recruits are going through, but she has shared some very
personal experiences that have greatly impacted her life.
In getting to know her through this website, I am so
grateful for her dedication and commitment to providing all
the recruit parents with the info they need to know to keep
them informed and up to date. I am so grateful for the time
and effort she puts into letting new recruit parents know
what is happening in their sons/daughters boot camp
experience. The Marine Corps should be extremely proud to
have such a compassionate, loving volunteer to guide new
recruit parents through the boot camp experience!!
Posted 4/22/2014 10:35:09 PM
Dawn, a/k/a Always a Bear Mom from Colorado
I want to thank the volunteers who helped those of us whose
sons were going through boot camp. Their messages keeping us
updated on what our sons were going through were so helpful
and comforting to me because I am not from a military family
and this is my first experience with my son being away from
home. The volunteers were compassionate and caring and I
didn't express it then, but I couldn't have made it through
boot camp without them!
Posted 4/22/2014 10:16:25 PM
Jill, a/k/a Jill from Illinois
I would like to thank you for the time and effort you put into
this website. It is very informative, as new mom of a Marine.
Posted 4/22/2014 6:37:31 PM
Michael, a/k/a cobradad from Illinois
The volunteers really make the site enjoyable. They answer any
question and always make you feel comfortable no matter what
you ask. And they are adamant regarding OPSEC. No telling how
many lives they have protected.
Posted 4/22/2014 6:03:09 PM
Laraine, a/k/a Laraine from California
Thank you so much for providing me with so many ways to help
make a difference to our Marines around the globe.
Posted 4/22/2014 3:30:44 PM
Kathleen, a/k/a Kathy from Pennsylvania
Thank you so very much for helping out!! It's people like you
that give me hope for this great country of ours! Thanks
Posted 4/22/2014 3:07:33 PM
Tammy, a/k/a Faithful Marine Mom from Wisconsin
Many thanks to all the volunteers. Your help and support are
very much appreciated.
Posted 4/22/2014 2:26:56 PM
Carol, a/k/a therevbev from Wisconsin
A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped get me
through the 8 years of my son's enlistment - A special thanks
to Sandy R and her personal involvement with "Cheesy Bears"! I
miss you and will ALWAYS be grateful, especially now that my
youngest just enlisted in the sister service!
Posted 4/22/2014 2:15:29 PM
B, a/k/a cobbmotors from Georgia
Thank you for your work, time and dedication to the Marine
Parents, our military and their families.
Posted 4/22/2014 1:16:38 PM
Sherry, a/k/a Sherry from Wisconsin
I can't thank you enough as a Marine mom for all you do to
help us. Thank you Thank you Thank you
Posted 4/22/2014 12:47:32 PM
Rick, a/k/a Kodiak198 from Tennessee
Thank you Susan and Larry for guiding us through our "boot
camp" graduating 9 May 2014 Parris Island. You have been good
"DI's" for us.
Posted 4/22/2014 11:31:04 AM
Keri, a/k/a keriandkevin from Minnesota
A huge thank you to all the Volunteers that have helped me
throughout my journey. I really don't know what I would have
done without all of the wonderful information and support
that you have provided. I appreciate all that you do and
want to say "THANK YOU"
Posted 4/22/2014 11:02:10 AM
mona, a/k/a mona from Kentucky
Thank you for all you do for us and our Marines God Bless
Posted 4/22/2014 10:53:34 AM
Lisa, a/k/a Lisa (Dan&Lisa) from Michigan
I started using MFN last June when my son went off to boot.
I can't even imagine how much support and information that I
would have missed if it wasn't for all of our volunteers -
not to mention all the friends I would not have had the
pleasure of getting to know. I want to especially thank
Pam, who started with us and encouraged us to be a family.
Also, Kristine, Sandy,and Maria for taking us through
graduation! My gratefulness continues for, Keri, Barb,
Denita, Dianne, and LazyK-Chyn. :) I can't even tell you
all how much I appreciate your time, patience, and love.
Posted 4/22/2014 10:07:41 AM
Jaimie, a/k/a JimmayAnne from Oklahoma
Want to send a HUGE thank you for the volunteer moderators
on MFN (especially the bootcamp moderators). I was a
bootcamp board moderator at the time when MFN switched from
the old boards to the MFN boards, so I can relate how much
time & dedication it takes to moderate. I wanted to help
others like I was helped (on the old boards). You ladies
are awesome and I have kept in touch with Nanny, Maria, &
Donna. Beautiful people inside and out! They continue to
touch lives and help other parents get through the rough
ride of boot camp. What they do is incredible! Thank you
for everything and the lasting friendships!!
Posted 4/22/2014 10:03:19 AM
Donna from North Dakota
God bless you and your loved ones! You all will be blessed
for being so thoughtful and sharing your light with all of us!
Posted 4/22/2014 9:35:31 AM
Evangelina , a/k/a angie from Texas
Thank u so much
Posted 4/22/2014 9:34:28 AM
Kathy, a/k/a KathyO from Texas
There are not enough words to say how much you mean to all us
who can't be there to comfort and hug our children who are in
your path. Please know you are appreciated and know we love
Posted 4/22/2014 9:26:20 AM
Gale, a/k/a Butterfly from Pennsylvania
Thank you so much for all you do! The site is fabulous!!
Very user friendly and all of the products are very reasonably
Posted 4/22/2014 9:23:41 AM
Nora from California
Thank you so much for your generosity and time, it is greatly
Posted 4/22/2014 9:22:46 AM
Mary, a/k/a Marine Mom from Texas
thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our
husbands, sons and daughters. I truly appreciate everything
you do. As a Marine Mom it helps knowing that someone else it
out there doing things for our Marines. My son was a recipient
of your care packages while at Camp Leatherneck. Thank you
again and May God Bless America and the members of our Armed
Posted 4/22/2014 9:21:25 AM
Ward from KS
A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and
energy in support of our Marines. My son is based overseas and
I'm thankful for folks like you who bless him!
Posted 4/22/2014 9:04:22 AM
Teresita, a/k/a Chickie from Pennsylvania
We will be eternally grateful to MFN and Momma Hen,
(moderator of Fox Company, graduation date: 03/07/2014), for
being there for us during our son's Marine Corps boot camp
experience and graduation. The leadership and inspiration of
Momma Hen has made a positive and profound impression on
myself and my family. I honestly believe we would have been
lost without her. Momma Hen's unselfish dedication, constant
support and encouragement was unwavering and cherished.
We look forward in continuing our journey with our Marine.
We will continue to support and appreciate the information
and efforts of MFN.
Posted 3/25/2014 6:05:55 PM