LOUISVILLE, Miss.(WCBI)- For many families, it’s never easy saying goodbye to a family member being deployed for service; whether it be just for a few months, or years.
Beth Hemphill her family are no stranger to military life.
“We have a line that goes all the way back to the revolutionary war,” said Founder Of Military Moms Network Beth Hemphill.
Hemphill says the older generations in her family keep the interest of the military service alive.
“Stories are passed down from generation to generation about the stories of war time and stories about basic and what they’ve done in the military and what the sense was like for them. My youngest one really started at the age of 5 wanting to join the marines and be a sharp shooter,” said Hemphill.
Hemphill started the group Military Moms Network and she says after seeing so many family members leave for war, she wanted help anyone experiencing it for the first time.
” I started it because I know there are a lot of moms out there that don’t know what to expect when their children go into the military. They don’t really know what to expect when they are deployed,”said Hemphill.
“I just love my country and everything and I wanted to show that, in a way that everybody else could see it, especially my younger brother,”said Servicemen Ethan Ferguson.
Ferguson is preparing to leave for basic training and he says he is thankful for the Military Moms Network, for his family’s sake.
” It could let them know that they’ve got help back here at home, that can help them go through, while I’m gone and let them know what I’m going through up there,”said Ferguson.
” With us going through the same things together, it helps having other families who are also going through the military process of their kids leaving and going to the basic training and getting deployed. Others will be there to help them and be able to say I understand what your going through,”said Hemphill.
Military Moms meet once a month for more information contact Beth Hemphill at 662-803-6621 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.