Thank you to all the men and women around the world who risk their lives for us ... I'm very proud to say I'm married to a former US Marine (oorah devil dog). This pattern is very dear to my heart. I designed my Military Doll pattern not only to comfort little ones when their Mums, Dads, older Siblings and other family members are away on duty - but also to honor our veterans and those still serving. Thank you for all that you do!