Marisa and Zach

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How We Met

We met in our first school in the Marine Corps. He was one of the first people I got to meet and we connected instantly. We spent every minute of free time we had together. We ended up going to the same secondary school and being stationed together for our actual jobs.

How He Asked

We were on pre deployment leave visiting his family in College Station, TX. We both want to attend Texas A&M after the military, so he took me to visit the campus knowing how badly I wanted to see it. So he walked me around campus and along Military Walk and lead me to the Century Tree in the middle of campus. The story behind the Century Tree is that you can’t walk under the tree alone, if you do you will spend your life alone. Whoever you walk under the tree with is supposed to be the person you spend your life with. So as were walking near the tree he begins to tell the story and once we got under the tree he dropped down to one knee and told me that he wanted to spend his life with me. I instantly started crying and said yes, and once I said yes his family and friends came out from hiding around the corner to congratulate us.

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