Military Women Project: CPT Silva, US Army
My parents are the most influential people in my life. As a single parent currently serving, I have gained insight and perspective about the sacrifices my parents made to ensure a firm foundation for our family. I appreciate and value the hours my father dedicated to the Army needs so as to provide for our family, while my mother unselfishly dedicated her life to us at home and beyond. I see very clearly now, that my sister and I wouldn't be where we are today without my parents.