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The Connection
Volume 9, Number 11 The Voice of the 80108 Community November 2017
Respecting and honoring the sacrifices of many, the Conley family has four members whose love for our country has led them to serve in the United States Military. They recently gathered in San Diego to witness and celebrate their youngest son Ryan receiving the title of United States Marine. Pictured left to right: Monique Conley, Lance Corporal Austin Conley Private Ryan Conley, Senior Airman Zach Conley and Senior Airman Shawn Conley.
Service to country runs deep in this family
By Lynn Zahorik; photos courtesy of the Conley family
It takes a special person to answer the call to serve our country ... an uncommon man or woman who puts their fellow Americans above themselves. Within
the Conley family of Castle Pines, four men have volunteered to protect our freedoms through their service in the U.S. Military.
Castle Pines residents Shawn and Monique Conley met when they both were working at AMC Theatres in Littleton in 1992. He was a manager and she was his supervisor, and they have been attached at the hip ever since. With a love of aviation and the desire to travel, Shawn enlisted in the Air Force and after basic training headed to Travis Air Force Base in California. Monique and Shawn were married
in 1993 and soon started a family. He worked in Fleet Services and completed his bachelor’s degree in professional aeronautics from Embry Riddle University as well as earned an MBA and master’s degree in organizational and project leadership. Shawn now works at Jeppesen as a senior manager for application and integration services.
“It is a privilege to be an American, and I do believe that it is important to serve your country in whichever way best for each person,” said Shawn. “For me, it was the military. I like to think that we instilled the same type of belief and values in our children. It was extremely important for us to let each of our sons make this decision on their own.”
Though she started her career as a medical assistant in the nursing program, Monique changed direction and obtained her master’s degree in education while raising her children. She now finds joy in teaching first grade at Soaring Hawk Elementary in Castle Rock. Monique is filled with pride as she speaks of her family’s dedication to service. “When I became a military wife, I felt an immediate responsibility to support all servicemen and their families,” remarked Monique. “My respect and pride has developed naturally as each of our sons has made the decision to serve – each for their own reasons.”
(Continued on page 41)
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