In Honor of Veteran's Day

Real Estate Agent with First Realty Auburn

VETERAN'S DAY 11-11-11
War is wrong but the fight is right. This is a day to pause and pull in our aligned forces of gratitude for those who
serve our highest ideals in the fight for freedom.

TODAY I want to acknowledge and remember the men and women I've learned of (including my mom, pictured below), known of and some I've met here in Auburn and Opelika, Alabama through my work as a REALTOR.  What a privilege I have in America---to have such an opportunity to work and encounter so many incredible people along the way.  Each one is a brilliant reflection of humanity's collective struggle to be free and to have a place to stand and understand... to know of HOME on earth. 

TODAY I salute the men and women who have participated in the action, to those who gave (and are still giving) of their own blood, sweat and tears to foster FREEDOM.

TODAYI am thank-full, and pray that each spirit can soar, guided by the Light that unearths remains of ancestral wisdom from the tears and terrain of battlefields. 

TODAY, charged with freedom we are changed, 'from glory to glory'...from moment to moment... from soldier to soldier---each and every one... THANK YOU.


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Comments (9)

Karen Crowson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Rancho Bernardo, CA
Your Agent for Change

Amen to that Mara. My dad is a WWII Veteran of Normandy. My husband served in Vietnam. And my son is in the Army now, scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan in January.  We are grateful to all of them!

Nov 10, 2011 03:25 PM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Well said, Mara!  We are so fortunate because of those who have served in the past, who are serving today, and those who will serve tomorrow!

Nov 10, 2011 03:27 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

What a nice tribute to our veterans at this special time. I join you with my thanks and gratitude for all they've done and still do for us.


Nov 10, 2011 03:40 PM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Active Rain Wall Of Honour GroupNov 11th is a day both our countries to take time to honour and remember those who have served all have given some and some have given their all ..... we will remember and we will honour

Nov 10, 2011 03:40 PM
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

Karen - your son is following in such a legacy of courage and commitment. Blessings to all of you!

Mike - Absolutely. We are so furtunate and too often take it for granted.

Gretchen - Thank you. I've come to understand that, while war may be wrong, the fight is right.

Nov 10, 2011 03:52 PM
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

Kathy - thank you for all of your contributions to support veterans, via your Wall of Honour Group

Nov 10, 2011 03:54 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Mara,  As a veteran, I'd like to thank you for creating a really nice tribute. it has been great to see so many posts honoring veterans in the Rain.

Nov 10, 2011 04:23 PM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Mara, so beautifully written! We had a wonderful Veteran's day here today! Have a great weekend.

Nov 11, 2011 08:32 AM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Happy Veterans Day Maura! I hope you are doing well and had a nice Summer.

Nov 11, 2011 09:44 AM