Veteran's Day 2016...

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

Growing up, my dad always enjoyed sharing the stories of his days serving in the U.S.Army/Air Force Force during WWII - 
He retold the story many times of the day he had left his tent to go to the latrine, and when he returned, his bed was smoldering. Shrapnel had landed and who knows what the outcome may have been if he hadn't left for those few moments...


Today I remember my dad - a man that loved the USA with all his heart and soul...
It is heartbreaking to me that wars exist - but unfortunately, my child-like heart desires are not a reality ... 
And so today, and every day, we remember our Veterans that have served sacrificially with dignity and perhaps the greatest way we can honor them is to honor each other by extending respect, care, courtesy and peace... 
(Photo taken Father's Day 2010 - w/my mom and dad)





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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Maria Sapio - your dad is a Hero in my book.  Thanks for sharing this personal story. 

Nov 10, 2016 10:21 PM #1
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - He will always be a hero in my book too...
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and share your gracious words.

Nov 10, 2016 10:30 PM #2
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing your hero as all of us honor our veterans today.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Nov 11, 2016 01:04 AM #3
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Maria,

What a great story your dad told you.  Like you, I look forward to a time when wars will not be one of the answers to settle problems.  A

Nov 11, 2016 02:40 AM #4
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Lou Ludwig
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Maria

Our veterans are very special people.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 11, 2016 11:14 AM #5
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Maria.  We owe much thanks for all of these men and women that served.  And, like you, I would love to see an end to all wars.

Nov 11, 2016 08:18 PM #6
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Maria Sapio
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Good Morning Roy Kelley - Wishing you a lovely Saturday - and thank you for stopping by...

Nov 11, 2016 09:14 PM #7
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Thank you for pausing to read my words and share your heart too...

Nov 11, 2016 09:15 PM #8
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Maria Sapio
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Thank you Lou Ludwig for stopping by - may you have a great weekend!

Nov 11, 2016 09:15 PM #9
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Maria Sapio
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Gabe Sanders - I appreciate you stopping by to read my blog and share your thoughts ... may you enjoy this weekend!

Nov 11, 2016 09:16 PM #10
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Kathy Streib
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Maria- what a beautiful remembrance of your dad and a very nice way to honor him.  War has never made sense to me but wars have been fought forever. 

Nov 12, 2016 07:34 AM #11
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Roy Kelley
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Good Monday morning, Maria. Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Nov 13, 2016 08:16 PM #12
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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What a great picture to be able to look back on.  Yes military is a necessary program.  Without it I am afraid there are just too many that would love see the demise of our great country for no other reason than to see it fall.  Mark

Nov 15, 2016 08:34 AM #13
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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I am quite thankful for the photo, the stories and the many memories shared...
Thank you Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint 

Nov 15, 2016 09:11 AM #14
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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My father also served in the Army Air corps in World War II flying the Hump and serving in India and Burma and I guess China also Maria Sapio 

Oct 22, 2017 10:44 PM #15
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Thank you Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, for pulling this older post from the archives - and for sharing about your father as well.

Oct 23, 2017 03:36 AM #16
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