The sisterhood reminds us

Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:38 AM.

What began as a germ of an idea, a mere concept to provide respite for a few Marine moms by offering a beach holiday, has spawned and become included in a vast network weaved throughout the internet.

Borders are nothing.

Political viewpoints mean nothing.

This is about one thing and one thing only.

As was stated by Mary Beth Gunnerson from Destin, the annual Beach Blast is to ensure that servicemen and women in harm’s way know they are not forgotten by the average person on the streets; that Average Joe knows and understands and supports.

What has become of Semper Fi Sisters in the four years since its launch is nothing short of miraculous, and in significant measure that is because of the people of Gulf County and their welcoming warmth.

The first year some dozen Marine moms gathered and finished the weekend packing a few dozen “Boxes of Love” to troops in war zones.

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