|My Golden Knight, Noah|
|So excited, you have no idea. All fear was gone, and the only thing I could think was, "I'm about to be Army Strong!"|
It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I understand now when people you say you cannot properly explain the rush, the fun or the feeling of skydiving. I wanted to fall forever—which surprised me very much. If after we'd landed they'd have asked me if I wanted to go up and do it agin, I would have immediately said, "Absolutely! Let's go!"
I'm a military brat and come from a large military family. I have relatives who have served in all 4 branches of service. I take great pride in our country and in the men and women who serve it so gallantly. I can honestly say that on that day and after that experience, if I would have gotten a nick or scratch, it would have bled red, white and blue—guaranteed.
|Still yelling, "WAAAHOOOO!!!!|
|Coming down like a bird. The Golden Knights land you so soft, it's like sitting on the couch!|
He also let me steer the parachute—wicked.
|My dad served 22 years in the military, but was never able to take advantage of the chance to go airborne. So, I wore a pair of his old BDUs up in the air, so that I could take a piece of him with me.|
Thank you to all who serve or who have served our great nation, and thanks to those who wear the uniform on their hearts—spouses, children and family.