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"It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you."
- Unknown



It is impossible not to take this opportunity to thank EVERY military veteran, from every branch, who has served selflessly to secure and protect the freedoms we enjoy (and take for granted) in the United States. 


My Dad and many of my Mother's brothers were veterans of WWII.  We can't do justice to our veterans, though, without recognizing the sacrifices of their families back home. These families were supporting the War efforts in many ways. My mom happened to work in the Oregon shipyards as a welder.  I want to recognize the sacrifices of our veterans AND the sacrifices of their families, as well. That is why I include a picture of my veteran Dad AND my Mom in acknowledging this special day.


My step-son served 3 tours in Iraq and we were thrilled he was able to call us once a week. I can't even imagine what it was like during previous wars when there were no phone calls and it took weeks for letters to arrive.

We recognize Veterans Day annually as the anniversary of the signing of the armistice in 1918, ending WWI.  The War officially ended on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour.


I hope someday EVERY veteran who served during a time of peace or conflict will be shown the level of support, love, respect, and loyalty they deserve for their sacrifices. 

Thank You! 

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This is my second entry into the Gratitude Challenge for November hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS and Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .

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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Carol...

  "It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you."

 As an immigrant to this country from behind the Iron Curtain, I totally get this. And I've never taken my liberty for granted as a result.

May God bless all of our miliary and our nation in the years to come.

Nov 11, 2019 06:08 AM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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"It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you." 

I understand the importance of that statement, Carol.  I have worked with, and had friends who have lost their liberty and know first hand the impact.

Nov 11, 2019 06:13 AM #4
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Jerry Newman
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Hi Carol, I wish more of our younger generations would grasp your statement, "It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you". It hurts whenever I see some of them refusing to stand up for the playing of our National Anthem or standing for the pledges of allegiance to our Flag. I guess it's hard for those who have never served to fully grasp this commitment to duty and country. 

Nov 11, 2019 07:22 AM #5
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Hi James Dray 
I totally agree.  I only wish the younger generation and those trying to brainwash them would get their heads out of their a$$es.

Nov 11, 2019 07:32 AM #6
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Carol Williams
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Hi Brian England 
I think that is very true but not sure how long that will be the case. Our younger generation doesn't have a grasp on history and I worry for their future. 

Nov 11, 2019 07:34 AM #7
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Carol Williams
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Hi Nina Hollander 

It is people like you who DO get it.  I only wish the younger generation and those trying to brainwash them would get a grasp on history and see what can happen if we don't continue to fight the fight. 

Nov 11, 2019 07:36 AM #8
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
Sadly, I don't think the younger generation has a clue of the direction we're heading if we don't stop that run-a-way train.  It's scary. 

Nov 11, 2019 07:37 AM #9
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Hi Jerry Newman 
Yes, it does hurt and, frankly, pi$$es me off.  But they aren't being taught world history. They are being brainwashed.  I feel sorry for the younger generation that will be left to live in the world being created right now. It won't be pretty.

Nov 11, 2019 07:38 AM #10
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Carol I so agree, the younger generations are not being taught why we fought for our independence nor why we fought in the other wars. It's a very sad commentary, but true.

 

I hope someday EVERY veteran who served during a time of peace or conflict will be shown the level of support, love, respect, and loyalty they deserve for their sacrifices.

Nov 11, 2019 09:56 AM #11
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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So many families have contributed to make freedom ring and we owe them all a debt of gratitude. 

Nov 11, 2019 11:24 AM #12
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Carol,

What a beautiful post, and one of the best I have read today.  We cannot say enough thank you's for all those who keep our country free.  A

Nov 11, 2019 01:11 PM #13
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John Pusa
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Carol Williams thank you for their service. Happy Veterans Day to all Veterans.

Nov 11, 2019 03:01 PM #14
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Carol Williams
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS 
Ignorance is not bliss. The younger generation needs to understand where we've been and how we got here.  I fear for their future. 

Nov 12, 2019 08:49 AM #15
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Carol Williams
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We sure do Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP .  We owe them so much and they ask so little. 

Nov 12, 2019 08:50 AM #16
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Carol Williams
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Hi Alexandra,
Thank you very much. I hope days like today show them how much we love and appreciate them!  We owe them so much!

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Nov 12, 2019 08:51 AM #17
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Carol Williams
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Thank you John Pusa 
They are all heroes to me... soldiers and families!

Nov 12, 2019 08:53 AM #18
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We are blessed to never have lived under a repressive regime or military state-long may freedom be ours, thanks to our veterans.

Nov 12, 2019 10:08 PM #19
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Hi Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900 
So true. I fear for the young people who ignore world history. 

Nov 13, 2019 08:06 AM #20
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Roy Kelley
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Good Wednesday evening, Carol.

I hope you are enjoying an outstanding week.

Nov 13, 2019 05:18 PM #21
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Beautiful, beautiful post Carol. Your heartfelt message rings clear and true. D

Nov 14, 2019 08:47 AM #22
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