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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.

Not all information collected below will be published online; see notes below for details about what will and will not be published online.

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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Silvia from California
Just want to express my heartfelt gratitude and say..... THANKS to all volunteers for the caring support and guidance throughout this first phase of a long journey

Posted 4/16/2015 12:56:19 AM
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 volunteers. 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 and Hugs!

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 sincerly Mick

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 the best!!! 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 you do!!!!!

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 Bless :-)

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 again!!!!!!

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 you

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 priced.

Posted 4/22/2014 9:23:41 AM
Nora from California
Thank you so much for your generosity and time, it is greatly appreciated!

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 Forces.

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. Thank you.

Posted 3/25/2014 6:05:55 PM

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