On this Memorial Day, I will honor an American hero. She rests at the Tahoma National Cemetery.
Not all soldiers carry guns, and not all heroes serve in battle. This hero served for 26 years as a military spouse. Her name is Atha.
The battles she fought were frequent moves, remote postings to unfamiliar places, long separations and sick kids. And she volunteered wherever she was needed. She was sometimes recognized for her service, more often not.
Like soldiers who have foxhole buddies for strength during times of battle, military spouses often band together to fight their battles. …