Today Is A Day To Honor Our Heroes...

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage NRDS # 146013739
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Sedona Arizona 

A Tribute To Honor Our Veterans and Military

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We Are All Connected!

I would think that everyone in our country is connected to our military and veterans in one way or another. Many of us have relatives who serve or have served. These veterans may have fought in wars as well as served in peacetime. But all of them served our country knowing they could give the ultimate sacrifice protecting us...and many have.

Baby Boomers

As a "baby Boomer", our fathers and mothers came back from WWII and settled down to have families. About 3.5 to 4 million babies were born every year from 1946 to 1964 before the "boom" tapered off. This was 20% more babies born than 1945!  It stands to reason that a good percentage of our parents had served in the military! All my uncles and others of my age had family who served in WWII. 

Vietnam

Most older "Boomers" either served in Vietnam or know people who did. Many of us heard the horror stories first hand of what happened in Nam and also know how the veterans were treated upon their return to the states. 

Peacetime

Ryan Sperry Marine - Full Combat GearMy children were born during peacetime and I never thought one would say that he wanted to join the military. But one did!  My son Ryan, spent a year out of high school studying every aspect of the service and decided to join the Marines. He become part of the Marine Security Guard and went overseas to protect the Bahrain School in the Middle East.  At the time, Bahrain was considered the third highest world wide threat to our troops.... While Ryan was in Bahrain, the USS Cole was bombed and he volunteered to guard it. He was on duty and was turned down. Marines were pulled from Bahrain because it was the closest point to the terrorist attack.

A Mother's Perspective

When your children go overseas to protect the interests of our nation, a piece of your heart goes with them. Every night and every morning you pray for their safe return. As a mother, you are helpless to protect them. You put their safety in your country's hands. There is nothing like seeing them come home. 

 

Visit Rick's World Sedona -

Veterans & Military Commemoration

On this web page, see the video of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" for the 1st time on Armistice Day November 10th, 1938. 

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  "Remember Me" - Warning! Have tissues ready!

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Gene Simmons presenting a rendition of all the Armed Forces Fight Songs

at a USO performance in Iraq. 

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Please also visit these other blogs commemorating Veteran's Day

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Happy Veteran' Day From Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners

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Delray Beach...To All Those Who Serve and Have Served. by Kathy Streib

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As you enjoy your freedom, thank a Veteran by Mike Cooper 

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11th Day, 11th Month at the 11th Hour by Doug Dawes

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Charles W. by James Drey

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We Honor Our Military by Larry and Sheila Agranoff

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Happy Veteran's Day 2017 - By Joan Cox

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Spanish Bay Links@Pebble Beach, SEALS, A Dog Named Raven & FREEDOM by Ron and Alexandra Seigal 

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Video "Remember Me" by Lizzie Palmer

32+ million views 

WARNING: have tissue ready...

 

One example of what you find on

Rick's World Sedona Website - Remembering Our Heroes

Video - Remember Me by Lizzy Palmer

 

       

Remember Me from Rick & Sheri Sperry on Vimeo.

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Sheri,

And we did honor them formally this past Wednesday and Thursday.  We were invited to two events that benefits the navy seals.  I wrote about it last night.  It was very moving to talk to and spend time to three recipients of the Medal of Honor.  I also had a seal as a dinner companion who participated in the maneuvers at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach.  He now lives outside of Phoenix.  And, we appreciate their efforts to keep the freedom we are habituated to on a daily basis.  A

Nov 11, 2017 12:47 PM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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That's a really nice tribute to our military veterans, Sheri.  We owe them much for the freedoms we enjoy.

Nov 11, 2017 03:14 PM #3
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Debbie Reynolds
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Every day is Veterans Day in my area. Not a day goes by I don't see or work with a Veteran. They deserve our honor and thanks.

Nov 11, 2017 05:39 PM #4
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Jeff Dowler
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Hi Sheri

Thank you for a wonderful post on this special day about our Veterans! So glad this was featured!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jeff

Nov 11, 2017 05:51 PM #5
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Sheri- I love every single thing about your post. My father and uncle served in WWII and Larry was an F-4 pilot at the end of the Viet Nam war. I am so thankful for their service. And now that there is no draft, I am especially grateful to those who volunteer to serve our country. Thank your son for me. 

And thank you for including the link to my post. 

Nov 11, 2017 06:15 PM #6
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John Pusa
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Great tribute to honor our Veterans. Happy Veteran's Day!

Nov 11, 2017 06:34 PM #7
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Barbara Altieri
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Sheri --  Your 'mother's perspective' got me. That has to be so hard to let your child go into harm's way.  I hope your son is home safe and sound. I thank him and ALL the other veterans for their service to our country.

Nov 11, 2017 07:16 PM #8
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Lou Ludwig
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Sheri

Our veterans have earned the right to be honored.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 11, 2017 09:27 PM #9
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Lou Ludwig
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Sheri

Congratulations on a well earned feature for your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 11, 2017 09:28 PM #10
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Laura Cerrano
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Happy Veterans Day belated! Love and light and blessings, and all the best to everyone!

Nov 11, 2017 10:52 PM #11
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Laura Cerrano
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I would expect nothing less than for this to be featured I’m a little surprised you didn’t get it more! cc Lou Ludwig

Nov 11, 2017 10:53 PM #12
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Robin Wells
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Thank you for the post.  We enjoy freedom because of those who served and died.  

Nov 12, 2017 03:09 AM #13
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James Dray
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Good morning Sheri.

I can remember most of those songs you wrote about.  Yep, I'll have my box of tissues ready, as I think about my dad who served and all the others who are not with us today. 

Nov 12, 2017 04:54 AM #14
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Brenda J. Andrew
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This is a beautiful tribute Sheri.  I am the mother you mentioned here.  My son just joined the Navy last year. I am honored to be his mother, and am proud of all who serve and have served.  Thank you for honoring them as you did and congratulations on the well deserved feature!

Nov 12, 2017 06:41 AM #15
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Joan Cox
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Sheri, what a beautiful post, and so glad it was posted.   It was fun to reach out to my military clients over the last few days!   Thank you for the mention!  

Nov 12, 2017 06:43 AM #16
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Brian England
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Such a very nice tribute, well done my friend!  I hope that your weekend is going well.

Nov 12, 2017 07:32 AM #17
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Lisa Von Domek
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I am so happy to see your post featured Sheri Sperry - MCNE® We must never forget all that our Heroes have done for us all!

Nov 12, 2017 09:34 AM #18
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

What a wonderful post! I am with Laura Cerrano  glad this was featured! 

Glad your son is home and helping Vets... I agree we should be doing that everyday not just on holidays!  thank you

Nov 12, 2017 01:24 PM #19
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Scott Godzyk
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I am a ay ate getting back and getting online, but what a geat blog Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I love everything you say and the message you send

Nov 12, 2017 04:21 PM #20
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Kat Palmiotti
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Thank you for your post and thoughts about our military. I totally agree about your mother's perspective. 

Nov 13, 2017 03:22 AM #21
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