My mom is an East Coast liberal who came of age during Vietnam. She is ambivalent at best about the military, but she has been extremely supportive of me and DH.
Today I took her on post. This is the first time she has ever been on a military installation.
We went to the division museum. I think she really enjoyed seeing all of the old jeeps, tanks, and guns, but I noticed she had a little difficulty with the Vietnam exhibit inside.
There were some really cool old pillows from Ft. Hood’s early days–one for mom and one for a “sweetheart.” They should make reproductions of the pillows; they were really cute!
Afterwards, I showed her the big P/X and the better commissary.
Overall, she was really impressed with how the post is a city unto itself.