A Special Thank You To My Family - From Jessica Richards-National Guard Member

(06/11/2004)

Dear Editor,

Could you please put out a special thank you to my family for all of their support and help?

I joined the National Guard in February and just graduated BCT on May 27th. My Grandparents (Janet and Obed Richards) and Uncle (Mitch Richards) have been taking care of my three wonderful children. Without them I would not have been able to do it.

I also want to thank them for coming to my graduation ... please include my Father (James Richards from Burton, Ohio), Mother (Sandy Montgomery from West Middlesex, PA), sister (Cathy Curry from Grantsville, WV) and cousin Sunshine (Tim Richards from Big Springs, WV) for all of their love and support and making it to graduation.

I know that it seems silly to want something like this posted on the Internet but I am so proud of myself for accomplishing this and I know they are too.

I can't wait to get home to Calhoun County. It's amazing the little things you miss while you are gone. See everyone in about 4 weeks.

Thank you

Jessica L. Richards