Date Submitted: 6/10/2017
I was stationed Inc Keflavik, Iceland with my family and on 9/11 we were on leave in Hollywood, FL. It took us almost a week to get back to the base in Iceland. Upon return I was full time Auxilary Security Force for the next 6 months.
It was difficult to be away from the base on that morning. As a member of the military all I wanted to do was be back on base and contribute to the cause.
As I began to take a sip from my glass of water, I counted my blessings. Never take anything in this life for granted, not even something as simple and as pure as the water you drink. You never know when you won't have that luxury ever again.
Gaby (story excerpt)