Kim Lengling is a Air Force Veteran whose passion is to help support veterans and their families.
Kim is currently working on a book which should be released December of 2014 which will be titled Snapshots; The Veteran?s View and is a compilation of veteran interviews and articles that span a 10 year period.
Kim writes a monthly column for the PA Meadville Tribune highlighting veterans and their time in service to their country. Kim’s hope is that each article written and each story told will help the veteran as well as provide insight to civilians of how our veterans and their families have helped to protect our country generation after generation.
Articles By Kim Lengling
The Moving Wall: Women Who Paid The Ultimate Price For Their Country
Women who served in Vietnam and paid the ultimate price for their country. I am humbled and in awe of what these ladies faced, accomplished and for many, sacrificed. I try to put myself in their shoes and am simply unable to. The sights, sounds, smells and emotions that they must have witnessed and experienced on a daily basis, at times for days on end, is hard to fathom. The women who served in any capacity during the Vietnam War were beyond brave to my way of thinking.
This 4th of July: What does the American Flag mean to you?
What does flying the American flag mean today? What it symbolizes? Have you taught your children the history of the American Flag? Military veterans share all right here.
What Does Veteran’s Day Mean To You?
There are many veterans, men and women, which I have spoken with over the years. Some with burdens heavier than others, with a darkness that continues to hover over them all these years later.
The American Flag Then Finding Myself Shaking My Head
I therefore believe it is my duty to my Country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.”
When I find myself in a situation where the American flag is passing by, I shall stand with hand over heart or rendering a salute.
This Memorial Day: The Knock On The Door
Memorial Day Weekend. Across this nation, families and friends are gathering together for picnics. Backyards are turned into a place of laughter and fellowship.
People are firing up their grills, making salads, cookies, pies; setting out tables and chairs in the back yard, placing a radio in the kitchen window and welcoming those they care about; those that have come to share the day
A Forgotten Flag
As I grow older, I often wonder about my family members and the homes they?ve lived in for so long. I would wonder about my ?Grandma?s house? and who would take care of cleaning it out when the time came. This summer, the wondering stopped and the time came. The task of cleaning out and […]
America’s Homeless Veterans: More Than Just A Number
America?s homeless veterans have served in World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq (OEF/OIF), and the military?s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. Nearly half of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam era.
Are You Sure You’re Now Eligible To Join the US Military?
This is a question that goes through the mind of many youngsters who are interested in serving their country by joining the armed forces. But, joining the military takes more than just guts and ambition, the US military look for candidates that have the right abilities.
Dangerous Military Jobs That May Shock You
Military jobs all have an element of danger to them, even if it is a desk job at the Pentagon. However, there are still some jobs in the military that tend to be more dangerous than the rest. Here is a list of the five jobs (in no particular order) that are considered to be the most dangerous.
Five Amazing Myths of the US Military Debunked
There are over 330 million people living in the US, out of which only 1.4 million serve in the military. This is less than 0.4 percent. Most US citizens do not think of serving in the military and make assumptions based on Hollywood movies. The following are five myths that have been created in a Hollywood studio that most people think are true.