A VERY Special THANK YOU to our MILITARY members, PAST and PRESENT!

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A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to all our Veterans and Active Duty!

I Thank You for my FREEDOM, and for the protection you provide as you have defended our beautiful USA!

We are the Land of the Free...

Because of the Brave!

I'll Never forget that Freedom isn't Free.


You have my heartfelt gratitude for all you do and have done to protect our freedoms at home. You, and your families have made many sacrifices for our country, and they will not be forgotten. For those who are currently Active Duty, my thoughts are with you daily for a safe return home to your loved ones.

I am honored to be a member of the Patriot Guard Riders. Several days weekly I attend Homecomings, Sendoffs, Funeral Services and provide Motorcycle Escorts and Security when needed for military members, past and present.

I am so honored to stand and hold my flag for you. Sometimes a happy occasion and sometimes a tearful occasion, and always an honor to be there.

YOU are America's Heroes! 

Stand Proud!!!

You've earned it!

This week I will be providing motorcycle escort of the Christmas Tree for the United States Capital that will be placed on the West lawn with 5000 ornaments made by Colorado residents. Our community has made many ornaments to honor our heroes that shall be placed on that tree.

This year I am also very active in WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA. I am trying to collect donations totaling $14,000.00 so I can place a wreath on EVERY grave at our Veteran's Memorial Cemetery.

Wreaths Across America

If any ActiveRain members wish to donate, the Wreaths are $15.00 each, and checks are to be made payable to:

Wreaths Across America.

Mail to: Cheryl Dickson,

P.O. Box 3545;

Grand Junction, CO. 81502

Be sure to include your email address so I can send you a receipt for your donation. And I can't Thank You enough! :)

I want to make sure all our Veterans and Active Duty take part this week, thru Monday next week in The Military Appreciation meals being offered. Lots of free meals starting this week and on Monday!

Please SHARE this with your friends.

Military Appreciation Meals

http://themilitarywallet.com/veterans-day-free-meals-and-discounts/

Posted by


Cheryl Dickson
970-462-5100 Wichita Falls, TX

Staff - Wichita Falls Association  of Realtors

eMail: InspectASAP@aol.com

Retired Realtor-GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Comments (16)

Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

This is a photo of my youngest son James while he was in Boot Camp. I'm very proud of him, he advanced to the highest rank possible for a boot, and was in charge of his division. The Man with the Sword...Recruit Chief Petty Officer. He completed his 'A' school with honors, and on the Dean's List. He's now in C-School and is a Hospital Corpsman, hoping to be attached to the Seals. He broke his leg in training so has to wait a year before he can try for Seals again.

Nov 06, 2012 09:57 AM
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Sending emormous thanks to your son James for his service to our great country! Thank you, James!

Nov 06, 2012 10:04 AM
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

Thank you for you on your efforts and your son and his service.

Nov 06, 2012 10:12 AM
EMILIA B COOPER, REALTOR® SFR.NCHSE.AHWD
LAROSA REALTY - Orlando, FL
Short Sales, Foreclosure & Bank Owned Real Estate

Cheril, Beautiful remimder, thanks to you and your son also!!

Nov 06, 2012 12:52 PM
Vince Chinell
VICO Home Inspection - Branson, MO
CPI

You are star!  I will send a check for this honorable act that you are involved in.  Thank you for your dedication.

Nov 07, 2012 09:38 PM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Rose, Mark, and Emilia, Thank yiu so much!

Vince, Thank You for helping support my dream of putting a wreath on every grave. :) It means so much!

 

Nov 08, 2012 04:08 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Cheryl-I was sent over to your post from a comment on my post about yesterday's Wreaths Across America project at Arlington National Cemetery.  This is one of the causes I've been involved in for the last 7 years and I'm glad to see your post and committmenet to our fallen heros.  Merry Christmas.

Dec 15, 2012 11:11 PM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Hi Cindy! Yes, I just love the Wreath's Across America program. We were able to collect enough to put a wreath on every grave here at our Grand Junction Veteran's Memorial Cemetery. It was so beautiful! Merry Christmas! :)

Dec 16, 2012 06:46 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm so glad you commented on my post and that sent me here to reciprocate.  What a beautiful post....I wish I had seen it back in November.  My husband is a member of the Patriot Guard and we have attended a couple of ceremonies.  It's such an emotional experience.  My cousin, Nathan, just arrived in Afghanistan last week...we are so PROUD of him and I pray for him every day.  Nathan and James are true heroes!

Jan 20, 2013 01:38 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Cheryl, a beautiful post reminding us all to remember our heroes...I will be sending you a check.  Suggested!

Jan 20, 2013 02:41 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I should ask if you are collecting money for next year's wreaths??? Let me know by email .. thanks.

Jan 20, 2013 02:43 AM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Sharon, Thank You! Yes, it was so fulfilling in every way working on this project this season and attending the funerals of our heroes throughout the year as you know. All our soldiers are heroes! Praying for the Safe return home of Nathan and all troops. :)

Rebecca, Thank You! Yes we will be collecting every year for wreaths for this project. I will post again next year, as it is closer to the season. Thank You SO VERY MUCH, it means so much to all involved. :)

 

Jan 20, 2013 03:01 AM
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

How did your fundraising go?  What a beautiful tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

I'm fascinated by the ride along of the Christmas tree to the capital.  In the WINTER?!?!?!  Some video or pictures of that would be fun to see!

Jan 22, 2013 01:44 AM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Thank You Joetta,, we were able to raise enough funds to place a wreath on every grave. :) It was SO BEAUTIFUL! http://www.onenewspage.com/n/US/74rki1jz5/County-Honors-Fallen-at-Wreaths-Across-America-Ceremony.htm

The escorting of the Christmas tree was MOSTLY done with cars ("cages") But we escorted within our town with our motorcycles. I have tried to find the video that the news station put up but it must have been removed, I can't find it, dang it.

Jan 22, 2013 09:55 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Congratulations on your big accomplishment! I am a big fan of Wreaths Across America.

Jan 22, 2013 03:36 PM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Thank You Michelle! :)

Jan 23, 2013 01:43 AM