Lovin' Where You Live! - Life on the Kitsap Peninsula

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty West Sound WA State 52404

One of the things I absolutely LOVE about living here on the Kitsap Peninsula in WA State, is being part of a very large military community. We are honored to have several strategic base installations here in the Western Puget Sound - Bangor Sub Base, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport, and others.

As a Veteran and former Navy submarine sailor, I'm an avid supporter of our active-duty service members and their devoted families. I'm a sucker for those YouTube videos that show Moms and Dads surprising their kids by coming home unexpectedly!

This morning, while I was out watering some newly planted flowers on our patio, I heard 'Reveille' being played over on Bangor Sub Base. Now, we live over in Poulsbo, across the waters of Liberty Bay, but you can still hear 'Reveille' being played over the loudspeakers on the base many miles away. 

I remember back when I served in the Navy, whenever 'Reveille' or 'Taps' was played on base, you were required to stop whatever you were doing, stand at attention, face the nearest flag, and salute, until the music stopped.

Okay, so call me a patriotic sap, but there I was, standing at attention, hand over my heart, thankful to be living in such an amazing Country, and surrounded by so many, who give so much, so we can enjoy it.

Be sure the next time you see a military service member, and thank them for their service!

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Rich Jacobson is a REALTOR® and licensed Broker with Fathom Realty. He's a Crab Hunter, Clam Digger, and Oyster Shucker, skilffuly vanquishing anything in a shell! He is the Social Media Evangelist for Life on the Kitsap Peninsula & The Western Puget Sound in scenic WA State.

Comments (9)

Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Rich, awesome blog..Brought back many memories of when I was in the service.  Tks for sharing.

May 03, 2018 11:17 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Rich- Patriotic? YES  Sap? no way!  I love your love for our country!!!  And I'm a sucker for those videos too!

May 03, 2018 04:04 PM
Rich Jacobson

Hi Kathy! Nice to see your smiling face pop up here!

May 04, 2018 07:50 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign


                               Thank you, Rich!!! 

May 05, 2018 06:05 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Rich and thank you for your service. Nothing wrong with patriotism.

May 06, 2018 05:48 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love this post. Thank YOU for your service. I can picture you standing at attention and listening to the far off music. How wonderful.

May 06, 2018 08:18 AM
Rich Jacobson

Hey, Kat! Seeing your smiling face pop-up here brought joy to my day. Thanks!

May 06, 2018 09:29 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

2 br new condos are selling $1.8M sold out first week. A shack on a regular lot quickly fetched $1M....

What can not replaced is the fine weather in San Francisco Bay Area at 64 deg F. In Vegas it was 94 deg F at 6 PM, 101 in Phoenix.... Few places can beat the mild weather than here....

May 06, 2018 09:38 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

       In 1970-something we drove from Williams Air Force Base (Phoenix) to the Marine Corps Air Base in Yuma.   We left at about 2:00AM in the morning, to catch a "hop" back east, that was leaving at 6:00AM.  We got to Yuma at sunrise; the gate guard checked our IDs and waved us in.  As we were getting out of the car, "Reveille" started playing full blast; the Marines came out of the barracks in what seemed like seconds.   They formed up into Open Ranks.  It was impressive!


     Salute to you, Sailor!

May 06, 2018 10:55 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

I think those tunes are especially moving, probably why they are used for what they are. When we visited our son for deployment or return it was always moving to hear and see the response when these tunes wee played.

May 07, 2018 12:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Rich:

This is so you! Thank you for your service, for raising awareness, and for a sensitive post about your community, and you!


May 07, 2018 07:12 PM