Mountain Warrior Family Members Celebrate Valentine's Day Together

By: Jenna Emenhiser Email
By: Jenna Emenhiser Email

Valentine's Day is meant to be spent with that special someone you love, but for many that special someone is fighting overseas. Wednesday night, Mountain Warrior family members celebrated Valentine's Day together in London with a special dinner and party.

They are wives, mothers, and daughters and many of them haven't seen the important men in their lives in months.

"He just made specialist the other day. We're so proud of him, very proud of him," said Melvin and Margaret Hoskins whose son is overseas.

But these Mountain Warrior families say even if they can't spend Valentine's Day with their soldier, they won't be spending it alone.

"It helps because I can help people and that's good and it helps because I'm not spending tonight alone," said Mimi Huntley whose husband is overseas.

"I have made so many friends, I have made friendships that will last forever and relationships and bonds and without these girls I don't know where I would be," said Reanna Johns.

Many say what made this day so special was seeing a video message from their loved one.

"It's awesome, I'm so excited, I haven't seen mine yet but I'm waiting and I want to take my personal time and do that," Johns said.

But for these families everyone had the same message to send.

Many of the families we spoke with say their Mountain Warrior will get the chance to come home for a few weeks later this year so now they say they are just counting down the days until then.

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