‘This event is invaluable to the women involved’

Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:36 AM.

In part, that is where Semper Fi Sisters picks up the rope.

The goal, to be a rock on the home front, to provide support, love and a mix of stoicism in order that their sons, husbands, brothers, grandsons, can do their jobs.

The task gets no easier with additional deployments, Dorman said. Being a veteran Sister is no easier than a “newbie.”

“In a way, yes, it is easier because we know what is coming, but no, it is also worse because you know what to expect,” Dorman said. “It’s a roller coaster. But Semper Fi Sisters is like a sorority without any of the pettiness. We are looking out for each other. We are looking out for the ones coming up.

“My son has brothers who are watching his back; I have sisters looking out for my back.”

Those Sisters will convene later this month to laugh a bit, cry a bit, eat a lot and just relax, attempt to get away, to enjoy the beach.

There will be an educational element, also, with mini-sessions addressing and dealing with the maze that is the military as well as issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Sisters will hold a blood drive at WindMark Beach, their headquarters for the weekend.

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