A few months ago Hal was asked if he would be interested in being an "Army Reservist" for a day. The army was collaborating with local businesses to offer knowledge/training/a brief overview into the lives of our servicemen in hopes to better transition their homecomings. He jumped at the opportunity, taking along one of the guys who worked for him, and LOVED every minute of the experience (well except the few seconds they decided to fly at ZERO G's and see if they could make someone puke!). Haliee had a game that day & they actually flew over us as they were playing, it was fun to tell the kids, "Look Daddy is in one of those helicopters!" He was able to yell "Get to the Chopper" Arnie Style, take part in an actual (fully automatic paint ball style) war, have a MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) Lunch which he claims was actually quite good, fly in the chopper, amongst other things. He had it all spelled out for us in a slide show presentation, I am sure I am not even coming close to explaining it correctly, but I wanted to document it here so we would have the forever memory. *Selfishly glad he is over 35 and not eligible to become a reservist! And again, so thankful for the men and women who risk their lives for us every.single.day.