Send a Female Recruit a Smile

My niece is leaving for boot-camp next week. She enlisted in the Marines after she graduated high school. I commend this young lady for trying to make something of herself. She has not had an easy life. She has received lots of negative feedback from friends and even family over her decision to enlist.

I am posting this blog post hoping that my readers would leave a word of support and encouragement for a young woman trying to better herself. I will give her a link to this post in the card I give her before she leaves.

If you are female that was, or is, in military service, even better! Please do not leave anti-American, anti military commentary. The goal is to make a young lady smile and encourage her not use it as a platform.

Her name is Darcey.

Thank you for considering.

9 Thoughts.

  1. Wow good for her. She will have an experience that will be tough but life altering as well and will encompass so many tools she will use in the future.
    My nephew graduates next year and has started the process of enlisting in the Air Force. He is really excited aobut this and wants to get an education to do IT security.
    Great to see these young people taking hold of their lives at such a young age.
    Good luck to your niece!

  2. Hi Darcey! How exciting that you are going to be serving our country! What an opportunity this is ~ the places you will go and people you will meet are endless. You go girl and you show the nay-sayers that nothing they say can hold you down ~ You are limited only by your own thoughts and beliefs so aim those thoughts high!

    Good luck to you, now and in your bright future.

  3. Darcey, I admire your strength and commitment! As I do all members of our military. I wish you the best and thank you for serving our country. With love and thanks,


  4. Darcey,
    Thank you so much for desire to serve our Country. I pray that you will thrive and grow in ways that stretch you. Be true to yourself. Enjoy each new experience. Rejoice in your accomplishments. Make lots of friends. Revel in the sights and sounds of the world. But, most of you, just be you and you’ll be great!
    God bless you!

  5. Thank you all for your comments. We were surprised to learn she got a call that she was leaving for Parris Island five days earlier than we had thought. Fortunately, we had time to have a send off party for her and it was really lovely. I am going to print these and send them to her in the first envelope I mail her so keep them coming!

  6. 🙂 x million and more. Young people who step out on their own deserve it. I wish her the very best in her new career and in whole her life.

  7. Darcey,
    Be all you can be!!!!! Over sixty years ago, President Harry Truman declared, “There shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed force without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.” Remember you can be Command Sergeant Major. I wish the best for you>

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