In the Month of the Military Family, we shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes standing strong behind those who serve. Families woven with threads of resilience, sacrifice, and unwavering support. From the spouses who hold down the fort to the resilient children who adapt with each new chapter—your strength is the backbone of our military community.
This month is a heartfelt salute to the countless moments of unity, joy, and shared strength that define military families. It's a recognition of the late-night conversations, the tearful goodbyes, and the triumphant reunions that paint the canvas of your unique journey.
To every military family member, you are not just supporting a hero; you are heroes in your own right. Your endurance, love, and adaptability are the true anchors in the storm. This month, we honor you, we appreciate you, and we celebrate the beautiful tapestry of the Month of the Military Family.
We are Bruce and Berit Landeg, volunteers with Project Sanctuary.
At present the Landeg family is scattered from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Columbus, Ohio, to Oslo Norway. We, Bruce and Berit, have three adult children and five grandchildren. Our daughter lives in Norway where Berit grew up, a son and his family live in Ohio where our children grew up, and now we live in Texas where our youngest son lives with his family. Two years ago, we left Ohio after 33 years and moved to Texas. We love living close to some of our grandchildren!
Between trips to volunteer with Project Sanctuary and visiting our family, we are involved with our local church and love to travel. As a matter of fact, at the moment of writing this we are traveling through the beautiful Southwestern states.
The married and kid’s years of my (Bruce’s ) military career were in either the Naval Reserves or later in the OH-ARNG. That meant the monthly weekends away and missing soccer games and other family activities on a regular basis- like all weekend warriors that miss pieces of their kids’ lives. But as my career was winding down the NG surprised us by ‘plucking’ Bruce for a year long deployment to the Middle East with a unit that needed me. I turned 60 while on orders with a platoon that had numerous soldiers 21 or younger! Difficult? Yes, but it became an amazing year of bonding and teamwork to get us across the finish line.
We hope to be able to continue volunteering with Project Sanctuary because it gives us the opportunity to experience parts of the country we have yet to visit, and even more, we are excited to be part of an organization that provides a healing experience for many military families. Families today are living with so much stress that if we can give a helping hand, we feel privileged to do so. Volunteering and serving others is so much more meaningful than seeking entertainment purely for yourself!
Thank you Landeg Family for your service to our nation, and to our Project Sanctuary Military Families.
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