Nominated by Michele Moormeier: This is my daughter’s story and why she is my hero. She is an inspiration to her three younger brothers and sister. When she sets her mind to doing something, she doesn’t let anything stand in the way.
WHY THE MARINES?
‘My name is PFC AnnaMarie Moormeier from Lynden, WA and I graduated Marine Corps recruit training in June 2016. When I was thinking about what I wanted to do after high school, the Marine Corps did not come up. I had looked into other branches of the Armed Forces and after meeting the Marine recruiter at our local fair, I made my decision to join the Marine Corps. I started this process in August 2014. It took me over a year of waiting for paperwork to enlist but I never gave up on what I wanted. I knew I wanted to be a Marine and I wasn’t going to let anything get in the way. I also had to convince my parents because they were uneasy about it. They finally realized the Marine Corps is what I wanted to do so they supported me the whole way. As a field radio operator, I am in school in Twentynine Palms, CA. I am learning how to successfully program, use, perform maintenance on, and communicate via different types of radios. The opportunities that I have in the Marines are far greater than I could have ever imagined. The values and life lessons that I have been taught are some of the greatest I will ever know. I have learned to be a leader and take great pride in the things I do and have accomplished. When you put your mind and heart to something, nobody can ever take that from you. Nobody can take the title United States Marine from me or anyone that has earned that title. Marines have set themselves apart from everyone else by one important standard: excellence.’
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