Greetings from General Sarge HQ!
It’s been awhile since we’ve posted or have been able to do one of our weekly Military Child Salutes. There’s been a lot of changes going on around General Sarge Headquarters, all of them very exciting! I will talk more about these changes in future posts because this post is dedicated to this week’s Military Child Salute – a little girl named Maelin Parkison whose Navy Daddy is coming home very soon from a deployment to Afghanistan.
Look at that smile! Isn’t she a cutie?
Maelin was nominated for our Military Child Salute because “she misses and loves her Daddy very much” and we know she is beary excited that he is coming home so soon! Maelin is currently living in Michigan, but she will soon be moving back to Norfolk, VA, where her daddy is stationed, when he returns from deployment.
We also found out that Maelin’s daddy is originally from Newark, NY – which is where my human-owners parents just moved from – and because of that we decided to send Maelin one of our Rochester Knighthawks autographed bears that they built and stuffed with love for us here at General Sarge HQ.
The Rochester Knighthawks posing with General Sarge and Giggles, one of the bears they built and donated to General Sarge HQ.
As you can see, Giggles is a Navy bear just like Maelin’s daddy is in the Navy and he was built by the players full of love and fun. With a name like Giggles, you know that you will be laughing all the time whenever he is around.
Maelin, we are very proud of your strength and courage here at General Sarge Headquarters. Thank you for being a great military child and we know that you will continue to do great things as you grow up. We salute you!
Two Paws Up!
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Military Child Salute – Cessy & Colin Charette
Monday, November 26, 2012
Our favorite day here at General Sarge HQ as we salute a special military child! Today we’re saluting a sister and brother who’s Daddy – SSGT Charette – is an active duty Marine currently deployed with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit!
We received a very nice email from Cessy and Colin’s Mommy who nominated them for our salute.
Military Child Salute – Cessy Charette
First we say hello to and salute Cessy! Her Mommy said she’s also known as “Princess, Barbie, Butterfly and Super Sweet Little Pumpkin!”
Isn’t she a cutie! It’s look Cessy is all ready for the cold weather too as she’s decked out in her mittens and wonderful little pink ear muffs! Cessy’s mother also told us she “loves riding her bike which is something she has learned since Daddy’s been gone, playing with baby’s and Barbies! She of course also loves hanging out with her big brother and talks about her Daddy everyday and can’t wait to see him!”
Military Child Salute – Colin Charette
Speaking of Cessy’s big brother – this is Colin Charette!
Colin’s Mommy writes; “This little dude is 4 years old and in preschool. SSGT Charette deployed about 7 months ago”. Colin’s Mommy also told us “Colin is a VERY energetic kid who loves Legos and superheroes. He also enjoys school and has tons of friends. Since his Daddy’s been gone Colin has learned to ride his bike with no training wheels and is super excited to show of his new ‘trick’ when his Daddy gets home!”
We are very proud of both Cessy and Colin and consider it an honor and privilege to salute them today!