Real Estate Agent with Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche

                                Every Day We THANK GOD for our soldier: SSG Brandon S McCall

                                 Who Has Survived 2 Tours of Iraq and though he has lost many

                              of his cherished comrades; he has been spared..we THANK GOD! and

                                       WE THANK EVERY SOLDIER & HIS/HER FAMILY this

                                                          MEMORIAL DAY of 2008

                                                          american flags


                                       A National Moment of Remembrance On Memorial Day

                                                That poem about where "poppies blow"
                                                And, "the crosses, row on row"
                                                Still rings true, these ninety years
                                                After written, still brings tears.

                                                We still have Dead, "amid the guns"
                                                And lose our young and our loved ones
                                                Those who lived, "short days ago"
                                                Who, "felt dawn, saw sunset glow".

                                                In Flanders Fields, "the poppy red"
                                                Still grow near where the blood was bled
                                                They, "Take up our quarrel with the foe"
                                                And still die for Freedoms that we know.

                                                They pass, "The torch" to, "hold it high"
                                                And not, "break the faith with us who die"
                                                For they, "shall not sleep, though poppies grow"
                                                Beneath all those, "crosses, row on row"
                                                In Flanders Fields.


                                           Brandon and his Military Home in Germany

 Dearest Brandon

Life changed as I had known it some 5 years ago when you decided that you had a calling to serve this Country we live in and love.

That very first Christmas without out you,nearly broke our hearts and we didn't think we could live through it.

The sleepless nights, the nightmares, the worry..........and we have lived through it all. (Not happily, but PROUDLY) Your sacrifice for our freedoms is often a daunting and overwhelming thought; how could I have known that this darling boy; my first born that made a career beginning with Tiger Scouts through Eagle Scout would someday leave the SPACE we shared and begin a life of his own on the other side of the world. Most days it feels as though I will never share that SPACE again with you and certainly the interior of our SPACE has changed forever. Though sometimes angry , most often sad; I and your family are PROUD, PROUD, PROUD of you.

We just wanted to take a moment to glorify you and let you know how much we love you and how much we miss you, Brandon

THANK YOU for all your sacrifices



Comments (4)

Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

Nice tribute for your son. Tell him we (from Michigan) thank him for his service to keep us safe.

May 27, 2008 08:35 AM
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Patti, beautiful ThemThem to Brandon. You must be very proud of son who has became a man, a hero. Thank you to Brandon for his services.

May 27, 2008 11:01 AM
Patti A. Puckett
Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche - Belvidere, IL

Dear Duane and Robert; thank you so much for your kind words and I WILL pass them onto Brandon. He has currently arrived here in the States, down in Kentucky (where he graduated basic years ago)  he is here for some special training for the next 6 weeks and sad as it is to say: I would do nearly anything to see his beautiful face, however my husband lost his job of 16 years last Wed and with gas prices as they are; AND business challenging as well; we cannot afford to travel down there to see him.


Breaks our heart; (Brandon also became a daddy of twins back in Oct; one little girl Scarlett and one little boy Lincoln who live in Germany) that he is SO close and yet SO far away from us.

Thanks again for posting

May 27, 2008 11:44 AM
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Patti, congrats Grandma, we have twins (girls) as well, so fun to watch them grow up, just glad they can go back to Mom & Dad after we spoil them, grin. Sorry to hear about your hubby's job, my hopes and prayers are that some dollars will rain down on you to make that trip to see Brandon.

May 27, 2008 12:09 PM