The servicemen and women of our country make huge sacrifices to fight battles on our behalf and keep the freedoms we hold dear. One of those sacrifices is being away from their families and loved ones for long periods of time.
Who doesn't love a good reunion story! And if you add in a dog and a military member then you are sure to have a story that will make you break out the tissues. One military couple came up with an amazing way to help out fellow soldiers while they are away from home...
Last month Rachel Washburn returned home from Afghanistan, following her second tour as a first lieutenant in Army intelligence. She was honored Sunday night at halftime of the Bears-Eagles game in Philadelphia, where she was a cheerleader for three years.
She hunts, sings, skydives, can fix a car, quit racing motorcycles (only after it threatened to derail her dream of becoming a dentist), AND she's in the Army National Guard: meet Sergeant Theresa Vail, the first Miss America contestant to bare tattoos.