This month's SHARE Charlotte Spotlight Series will focus on the military.
On Monday, Dec. 18, thousands of men and women currently serving in the United States armed forces will travel through Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on their way to loved ones for the holidays. For many, enlisting in the military meant leaving their hometowns for the first time, traveling on airplanes for the first time and for all, enlisting means following a calling and digging deep to be brave when needed. It means pledging to protect the pillars of freedom our country was founded on and unfortunately it means traveling a tough road once your days of service are done.
Every day men and women enlist in branches of our country’s armed forces. They are trained, they often go to foreign lands and some see combat.