Memoir of Family’s War Experience Honors and Supports the Military this Fourth of July

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Proceeds from book about a U.S. soldier in Iraq will support those who have served for the country.

Join Mary Ward, the mother of a 3rd Infantry Division Soldier serving his second tour in Iraq and the author of "Letters Home," in thanking our military home and abroad this Fourth of July. By reading and purchasing a copy of Ward’s book, you will learn what it takes to send a son to war and donate to an excellent charity that goes all out for our wounded warriors or visit her website at to find other ways to honor those who serve for us. Honor them in return for all that they do each and every day 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Rather than anticipate a beautiful celebratory display when the sun goes down they will be vigilant and on their guard. They will be extraordinarily hot with temperatures hovering near 120 degrees. They will be homesick for America.

Ward's son, Spc. Ward, loves being an American. In Fallujah 2003 he writes home: “As far as action, well before I forget to tell you we had our own CIB (combat infantry badge) ceremony over here…..You were right Dad, I was moved to tears streaming down my face as the national anthem played………Its funny how you knew that would happen.” How many of us are moved to tears when we hear the national anthem at a baseball game? Can we even begin to understand what it means to hear our song, our essence of Americanism in a combat zone?

This year as in the past two years many others will be watching for different fireworks, the kind that can destroy in a second. They will watch to be sure the rocket red glare is not heading toward them or that the bombs bursting in air are not coming their way. They won’t have a cold beer or share in the grilling with family and friends. They will be watching our backs thousands of miles away exuding bravery while we enjoy our freedom in America. They will yearn to be home with us and will deny their bravery. But we know how they brave they are and we will not let them forget or be forgotten.

Take the time to thank them, each and every one of them for the difficult deeds they have done on our behalf. Our military will never forget the bombs and the rockets nor the destruction they bore witness to in a land far from home; remember on the Fourth of July as you watch the rockets red glare and the bombs bursting in air that this day as in all days America has paid a price for her freedom.


Mary Ward

MareHaven Productions Inc

PO Box 61562

Durham, NC 27715


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