Military Appreciation Day

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Real Estate Agent with Equity Real Estate
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Today was military appreciation day. As I sat down with a couple of newly found clients (about to list their house) we chatted for a while about his 20+ year service in the Army. I thanked him with a very firm handshake.

After that we got on the subject of my health over the past 5-6 weeks. I had gone through an emergency surgery on my colon. During my hospital stay a childhood friend had past away. I'm very sad to say I missed his funeral as I was in the hospital. He was a West Valley City Police Officer. He had served two tours in Afghanistan. I knew him all through junior high and high school. Recently in the past year or so we had chatted on the phone and reconnected through Facebook. I wish we had really got together face to face. I still owe you lunch MIKE VALDES. The world has lost a very good man.

As I left the listing appointment I realized how important it is for us to thank the men and women that serve us relentlessly day after day after day...they come home and want to be normal and just be loved. So on this day I thanked both people I came face to face with that had served. I challenge you all in the next 2 weeks. Find someone and personally thank them. We all owe them lunch.

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Cindy Jones
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This is something I do on a regular basis. Living in an are with a number of military installations we get to work with a lot of military families.
May 18, 2013 08:24 PM #1
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Absolutely! Not just on Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, etc. Great post! Welcome to ActiveRain. If I can answer any questions, or help you in any way, please let me know!!

May 18, 2013 10:34 PM #2
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Chris Frampton
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Cindy, I admire you and your work. I plan to do more of that myself.

May 18, 2013 11:34 PM #3
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Chris Frampton
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Joni, Thanks for the welcome to Active Rain! I'll def let you know...Thank you

May 18, 2013 11:35 PM #4
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Dale Baker
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Howdy and afternoon Chris
 
You sure are right about it is mighty important to say Thank You mighty kindly each day to Veterans which we come along!!!
 
Welcome to the ActiveRain Real Estate blogging community! You'll sure find a lot of mighty fine folks here in the community to get to know. I'm one of the many ActiveRain community members which are an ActiveRain Ambassador.
 
If you should ever have any questions about how to do anything or about the rules of the ActiveRain community, please feel free to contact me either by sending me a e-mail or by giving me a call, I'll sure be mighty glad to give you a helping hand. If for some reason I don't know the answer to a question which you might have, I'll sure will find out the answer and get back to you with an answer.
 
Take the time to look at the different groups within the community, pick some different groups to join, post your blog posts in them, be sure to take the time to read the posting guidelines of each group you might want to join, folks sure will want to follow them. Members can join as many or as few of the different groups within the community as they would like to. Members are able to post their blog posts in 5 different groups at a time.
 
Keep up your mighty fine job of posting! I'll be looking forward to seeing even more blog posts written and posted by you, plus seeing you join some of the mighty fine groups in the AR community.
 
Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire
May 19, 2013 04:50 AM #5
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Welcome to Activerain from from all of us at Ken's Home Team. I think you will find this site to be a wealth of knowledge and referrals. This really is the best real estate blogging and real estate network on the internet. If you have any questions about Activerain, reach out to the wonderful Ambassadors here in the rain. (They are a wealth of knowledge and were picked by the Activerain staff for their williness to help others)

May 19, 2013 06:55 AM #6
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Welcome to Activerain and I hope you are learning a lot and if you ever need any assistance, don't hesitate to check out my blog, email me, call me, I will be glad to help you in any way possible. Also, check out the main page of Activerain and look for the Activerain University tab, there are lots of educational webinars to help you build your business.

May 19, 2013 07:00 AM #7
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Glenn Bennett
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Hi Chris,

You and I posted for the first time today. Congrats. Thanks for sharing. My brother in law is in the military. I have the utmost respect for him and others who serve. When he is deployed, my wife and I cook a dinner for a military family as a way to pay it forward.  I volunteer with Rebuilding Together San Diego that works with Wounded Warriors as way to pay it back. I share your views as well as the day you first posted on Active Rain. Glad you are feeling better;Enjoy life!

May 19, 2013 10:59 AM #8
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Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post.  Be sure to spend some time looking around at what and how others are blogging here - it is a great education and lots of fun.  Looks like you’re off to a great start…keep it up!

May 23, 2013 06:00 AM #9
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