We just had a lovely week's visit with my nephew and his sweet marine wifey :) whom I loved from the moment I first met her ( apparently that happened to them too :) He gave me this really awesome star from one of his four tours of duty. It says:
This Star was flown with pride over the home of an American Patriot, until the sun and winds caused it to become tattered and torn.
This Star was sent to a U.S. Marine to remind him that his sacrifices so dearly given upon the Altar of Freedom will never be forgotten.
This Star was flown again in an AV-88 Harrier flown by Capt. 'Jack' Ash, VMA-231 "Ace of Spades" United States Marine Corps on 27 Oct 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Helmand Province Afghanistan.
This Star was sent to you, to remind you that your support is never forgotten and that We Marines will never stop protecting your God given right to Freedom.
PRETTY AWESOME , HUH?!?