Happy 23rd Birthday, Sgt. Track Palin / Belated 11th Piper
Day, April 20, 1989, Track CJ Palin was born. “…[My] life truly began. I
became a mom,” wrote former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin about her
first-born child in Going Rogue, an American Life.
“I had no idea how this tiny person, my son, would turn me inside out
and upside down with the all-consuming love that swelled my heart from
the second he was born.” (Palin, 2009, p. 51). He was named after the
spring track (running) season.
Sgt. Palin serves in Arctic Wolves
First Stryker Brigade based out of Ft. Wainwright. He was deployed to
Iraq on September 11, 2008. Gov. Palin presided over that deployment ceremony, which included him. He was welcomed home on October 8, 2009 and re-deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year.
Track married his high school sweetheart Britta Hanson, (then 21) in May 2011. The couple welcomed their daughter Kyla Grace Palin to the world in August, 2011. In 2010, as documented on Sarah Palin’s Alaska, Track’s father Todd groomed him to take over the Palin fishing business.
we pause to wish Track a happy birthday and to thank him for his
service to our nation and honor Gov. Palin as a mother, a grandmother
and a Blue Star Mom.
missed Piper's 11th birthday by a little more than a month, so we owe
Piper our pause and apology as well today. On March 19, 2001, Piper Indi
Grace Palin was born. She was named after Todd Palin’s Piper Super Cub
and Governor Palin’s baby shower for her was held at the Grouse Ridge Shotgun Shooting Club. “Indi” signifies independence and “Grace” signifies God’s grace (Palin, 2009, p. 76).
Though we missed her eleventh birthday, we wish Piper a healthy, prosperous future, filled with love and high achievement.
Palin, S. L. H. (2009). Going Rogue: An American Life. (New York: Harper). pp. 51-53, 76
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