Don't Forget To Thank Our Heroes This Independence Day -- They Help Make Independence Happen

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

Indpendence Day

As we begin the Independence Day weekend and festivities, please remember to thank both those those who have served or continue to serve in our military.  Remember the many sacrifices made by those who serve in our military and by their families to help preserve what we are celebrating this weekend--our independence and our freedoms! Without these selfless heroes throughout our history, we might not be celebrating an Independence Day this weekend. We tend to refer to this holiday as July 4th, but let's not forget it "started life" as Independence Day and that what we are celebrating is not July 4th, but our indepence!

 

 

4 ways to thank our military and veterans for their service on Independence Day:

 

  1. Set aside some time during in the next several days to thank our heroes. You can say thank you in person, over the phone, in a card, a text, an email. It's the thanks that matters, not the method. 

  2. Since many veterans and active servicemen and women march in local parades, reach out to them after the parade and thank them for their service.

  3. Don't forget about our hospitalized heroes and elderly veterans in nursing homes. Send them a card, a gift, or stop by for a visit.

  4. Invite a veteran or active service person to your own JIndependence Day celebrations. Many would spend the day alone, otherwise.


10 ways you can show appreciation for our heroes all year long (because they truly deserve to be remembered and honored every day, not just on Independence Day or on Veteran's Day or Memorial Day):

 

1. E-mail a veteran a note of thanks.

2. Visit a veteran--at home, in a rehab center, in a hospital, in a nursing home.

3. Call just to thank them.

4. Grant a wish. WeAreHere.org works to help make dreams come true for military families. And Dreams For Veterans serves our military communities by giving back to terminally ill veterans and their families by the granting of a final dream.

 

5. Send a card to a hero you know. If you live in a small town, often the local newspaper will print the servicemen's and women's addresses.

6. Send a care package to a serviceman or woman. Operation Gratitude will help you do this. Or even adopt a service person. Find out how at Adopt A US Soldier.

7. Offer a discount at your business or company to veterans with a military ID or veterans card.

8. Send/deliver a gift (candy, gift cards, a meal) to a veteran. Pay for a veteran's or soldier's meal in a restaurant.

9. Reach out to military families and ask them to tell you how you can help.

10. Plan a welcome home party for a hero in your neighborhood when they come home.

 

Our thanks to you for all you do

Defending our flag 

the red, white and blue

As Americans, 

we know what freedom means

The joy, the peace and 

the right to dream

Freedom we love but it is not free

The sacrifice is great and 

you give willingly

Our thoughts and prayers 

are with you today

As you fight for freedom so far away

May God keep you safe 

in all that you do

And bring you back home 

to those who love you

 

                                                ... Author Unknown

 

 

 Image courtesy of nirots at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

This Independence Day, remember to thank those brave American heroes who selflessly serve and protect our country and our freedoms.

 

 

Posted by

 

 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (28)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Nina - many of my business owners at Vets and I thank them.

Jul 01, 2017 08:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ~ hi Sheri... what a great point about loud noises impacting veterans returning from battle!

Jul 01, 2017 08:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider ~ hi Grant, because we are now an all volunteer military I really believe the average American hasn't got a clue what our military and vets live through.

Jul 01, 2017 08:43 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do think of our military particularly on these type of holidays. Having a military son in the Navy helps. LOL Hope you have a Happy 4th, Nina. 

Jul 01, 2017 03:27 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Debbie Reynolds ~ hi Debbie... it does help to have a military family member to not forget on holidays such as this. Happy 4th to you and yours.

Jul 01, 2017 04:14 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina good reminder, and hopefully we all take the time to say thank you to those who are servicing and have served our Country.

Jul 01, 2017 07:02 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Nina

American patriots have made July 4th possible

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 01, 2017 07:27 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Nina.  Usually if I see one in uniform while at lunch I pay for their meal.  They are always on my mind

Jul 02, 2017 01:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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James Dray ~ good morning, James. A lovely thing to do... and I'm sure it's so much appreciated.

Jul 02, 2017 03:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lou Ludwig ~ good morning, Lou... patriots and heroes, all. Enjoy your Independence Day!

Jul 02, 2017 03:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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George Souto ~ good morning, George... my impression is that more and more younger people don't always get why we have this holiday.

Jul 02, 2017 03:11 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi, Nina.  Veterans should be especially proud of themselves this Independence Day.

Jul 02, 2017 04:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Gabe Sanders ~ good morning, Gabe... they have every right to be very proud and we should all remember to thank them for their service on July 4th and on any day.

Jul 02, 2017 05:36 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Beautiful thoughts to celebrate the 4th of July weekend and that poem says it all!!!

Happy 4th of July!

Jul 02, 2017 06:18 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Patricia Feager ~ hi Patricia... that poem always touches me deeply. Such a shame we don't know whom to credit for such beautiful words.

Jul 02, 2017 06:24 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander - I felt the same way. I have written so many letters to family, friends, and co-workers over the course of my lifetime. Many complimented me over the years. When I saw the word annoymous, I got sad thinking yep! That could possibly be me someday. 

But this one that you included in your post is very special indeed. 

Jul 02, 2017 06:28 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

While visiting my brother in Tennessee who is now 85, we went out to dinner. He had on his Marine cap.  A young man about 40 came over to my brother and said "thanks for your service". This made my brother's day he smiled and said "thank you very much". Just seeing the smile on my brother's face makes you realize how important it is to tell all Veterans...thanks for your service!

Jul 02, 2017 09:43 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Rebecca Gaujot ~ hi Rebecca... what a lovely story. Amazing isn't it when we reach a certain age, we refer to people who are 40 as "young."

Jul 02, 2017 09:47 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®

Nina Hollander  yes that is SO true. I will be 71 in August but don't feel any older than 60.... for now that is!

Jul 02, 2017 09:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Rebecca Gaujot ~ good morning, Rebecca... I'm not but a year behind you, but in my head I'm still only 35. These days I celebrate anniversaries of my 35th birthday!

Jul 04, 2017 03:56 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Very thoughtful post Nina.

Happy Independence Day, I hope that you and your family all have an enjoyable week!

Jul 03, 2017 10:57 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bob Crane ~ good morning, Bob... thanks. An important message in my mid to remind all why we are free today. Happy 4th to you and yours.

Jul 04, 2017 03:57 AM