Thank You, Veterans!

Track says goodbye to Tripp at the airport when he went back to Afghanistan.

To be completely honest, I never “got” Veteran’s Day until Track told us he was going to enlist.  We were a little surprised!  But Track had a very strong dose of the independent spirit my parents instilled in him, and he knew exactly what he wanted to do.  He and his friend from high school enlisted into the United States Army as infantrymen when Dad was working on the slope.

Everyone was so supportive – yet emotional – about his decision.  I knew he’d be a great soldier.  He loves to help people, he loves his country, he’s a very hard worker. he’s very athletic, and he’s really smart.  What a perfect way to apply his skills by serving his country!

He and his friend took the oath at the military recruiting office in Anchorage on September 11, 2007 as my mom and his friend’s mom blinked back tears.

As his little sister, I beamed with pride at the thought of Track serving his country.  But part of me wanted to just have him here in Wasilla forever.  He had always been the kind of brother who watched out for his sisters and helped us in ways to numerous to mention.

Now, he’s not only served in Iraq, he’s also served in Afghanistan.  Happy Veteran’s Day to everyone who has proudly put on a uniform.  We’re so thankful for you!

  • Mary Buttry

    Thank you Track and all who have given much of your lives to serve and protect your country and keeping this great land of freedom to worship and pray strong, free and safe from harms way! We Salute you one and all, Vets of previous times served and those of you who are now actively serving now!!!! You all ROCK! :-)

  • candy

    I think we should pull together. In a world of billions of people, surely there are 20 who care about what Bristol thinks. Lets unite & get at least 20 people to respond.

  • candy

    candy I agree & am proud to be number 10 to respond. Bristol needs us at this time! Her fame is fading & those of us who thinks she is wonderful need to show our support.

  • caty

    and now the time is here”, and the Palins are history.

  • Claude Nickerson


  • caty

    only need more to get 5 more in the world to care about Bristol! We can do it!!

  • caty

    remember, Sarah does blacks & whites. She does anyone!

  • caty

    Bristol is an undeucated underage Mother. She is someone everyone should look up to. Todd & Sarah are very proud of her. Even better Track also knocked up his wife before he married her. Of course Todd knocked up Sarah before he married Sarah. Sarah’s Mother got knocked up before she got married. It is a family tradition!

  • caty

    Palin rock! They do everyone at anytime.

  • caty

    Palins are the best. Everyone should try to be like them. Baby Daddies everywhere. Wasilia rocks!