Marine recruits graduate in a ceremony at one of two Marine boot camps -- San Diego or Parris Island (women only graduate from Parris Island). In 2005 when John Weant's son graduated from Marine boot camp, John realized how important it is for parents to experience their child's graduation after 13 weeks of strenuous training.
And thus, with some other dedicated people, John co-founded www.usmcgrad.org, an organization that is donor-funded to help parents who otherwise couldn't afford to attend their child's Marine boot camp graduation to do so.
Nancy Brown and I interviewed John on our BlogTalkRadio show YourMilitaryLife.com. Listen to John explain his organization's very worthwhile mission to help parents celebrate their child's Marine boot camp graduation. Then consider donating to www.usmcgrad.org.
Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. She also blogs at PZ the Do-Gooder Scrooge and Operation Support Jews in the Military, and she is the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio show Your Military Life. Her company Miller Mosaic LLC builds call-to-action websites for book authors and small businesses.