U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accuses Syrian President Bashar Assad of stonewalling in peace talks.
AKRON, Ohio - Pictures and patriotism are proudly on display at Kelvington Auto Service in East Akron. The owners, Earl and Sharon Kelvington, have two sons in the military.
Luke Kelvington, 32, is a lieutenant commander in the Navy and has served on a nuclear submarine. Michael Kelvington, 30, is a captain in the Army. His wife, Meg, is also an Army captain.
Luke graduated from the Naval Academy in 2005. Michael graduated the next day from West Point. The brothers have completed multiple tours of duty, some in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"I never really understood what it meant to be a patriot, but I truly believe that my sons are," Sharon Kelvington said.
"We're real proud of them for serving, but you got concern also," Earl Kelvington said.
The latest concern is the growing crisis in Syria. The possibility of U.S. involvement is on the minds of many military families.
"It's definitely a hot spot. It's terrible what's going on over there, worried about what our involvement is going to be," Earl Kelvington said.
"I think every military family is hoping we don't get involved in anything else," Sharon Kelvington said.
Regardless of what happens in Syria, the couple continues to spread the message to remember the sacrifice of military members and that the U.S. always has men and women serving somewhere.
"They believe in what they're doing. They are dedicated and I have to, as a mother, just support what they're doing and all I can do is pray for them," Sharon Kelvington said.
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