Military moms honor family at Virginia War Memorial
NBC News 12
Posted: Dec 01, 2012
By Tayleigh Davis
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)
Dozens of military moms were at the Virginia War Memorial, decorating a very special Christmas tree. It's a tribute made possible by the Blue Star families military service organization.
"We understand what that mother is feeling without even saying a word," said Blue Star Mom, Teresa Sumners."
Sumners and about 40 other moms proudly hung ornaments on this hero tree - a reflection of pride and honor. Sumner's oldest son served four years in the army and her youngest was in the National Guard.
The women here decorated an ornament - each one with a special meaning. Whether they have children who are enlisted, in the reserves, or died while serving - they can all connect on a common ground.
"We can talk about things no one else wants to hear anymore about our children and we do," said Eileen Osmolski. "We might share the same story over and over again. It doesn't matter because we understand and we have these same feelings."
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