By CheapFamily - United States
Today, I graduated from Basic Training. I was really looking forward to seeing my family after being away for almost three months. They decided not to come to graduation because they didn't want to spend the money to travel here. They live 30 minutes away. FML
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  JMichael  |  25

Yes, thank you for your service OP. Also if that's how your family wants to be then forget them. Family is about supporting each other and they're not much of one if they can't travel 30 minutes to see you graduate.

  rldostie  |  19

That sucks, OP. My mom went from CT to Ft. Sill for my graduation (but not my dad). It's hard when your family doesn't support you but you have a new family now! Hooah!

Thank you for your service.

  evilscorpi  |  29

it doesnt matter where you are from, 30 mins away or a state away. if you love someone and want to be there for their success you will do what you can to be there for them.

  MrsDruidess  |  23

THANK YOUR FOR YOUR SERVICE! And don't be sad, you have a huge military family now!! Soon it will be hard to connect with the civilians. Again thank you, I know its basic training so far but even that is more than some do, thanks!!

  strokesie  |  23

My friend and I drove 10+ hours to see our friends graduate Basic Training and it was a very cool experience. We know that they were happy to see us. FYL, OP.

  JonDG  |  12

the family chose not to go. it wasnt an issue of can or cant. it was an issue of whether they wanted to or not. they chose to do a terrible thing to such a great person.

By  thomcmoore  |  23

I spent the last of my money to go see a friend graduate from MCRD in San Diego which was about 7 hours away from me. What a disrespect to the service you're going to provide for us.

  JonDG  |  12

its not even about the fact that he is going to provide a great service for our country. Graduating from anywhere is an important moment that family should be there for.

By  AUShano  |  15

You can't choose your family, but you can choose your friends. And in an organisation like the armed forces, your brother in arms can become even closer than family. Thank you for your service.

  hippo1234  |  19

...I skipped my graduation...although my whole family was with me and we went on vacation...but it's four hours of people reading names off a list and everyone pretending they're friends.