Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Harvard Grad Serves; How About You?

from the New York Times Weddings Page:
Lily Stockman, Peter Brooks

Isabel Robinson Stockman, a daughter of Lisa Russell Stockman and Robert Bernard Stockman of Princeton, N.J., was married at her family’s farm there on Saturday afternoon to Lt. Peter Harrington Brooks, a son of Virginia Woodworth Brooks and Stephen Harrington Brooks of Weston, Mass. The Rev. Valerie Webster, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony.

The couple met at Harvard, from which they graduated. [ . . . ]

The bridegroom, 24, returned in March from a tour in Iraq and is stationed at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif. [ . . . ]

Ms. Stockman and Lieutenant Brooks endured long separations from the start. [ . . . ]

They met in 2006, the year they both graduated from Harvard, at a graduation party for a mutual friend. “I was weeks away from moving to Mongolia and he was about to take off for God-knows-where with the Marine Corps,” she said. “But we both quickly realized we were nuts about each other and promised that as soon as we fulfilled our obligations we would never leave each other’s side again.”

[ . . . ]

He returned from Iraq two and a half months ago. “So our wedding isn’t just a celebration of our marriage,” she said, “for me it’s also a celebration of his safe return home from the war.”
OYE Comment:

We thank the happy couple for their service to our country and wish them all the best.

We also encourage all eligible Americans, regardless of their politics, to consider volunteering for military service. If the American people agree with you in November, won't [y]our President need your help?

Be A Man! Enlist!


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