Gratitude For Our Veterans

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

It's Veterans Day and in honor of those who have served, are serving and those who gave their lives for our nations freedom, many folks are enjoying a day off from work.

If you know a veteran make time to speak with them personally today and thank them for their service. If you know a veteran who is no longer with us and is resting in a spot make time to go by, thank them and leave a small flag or flower at their grave. I will be going by my Geno's resting spot today.


My Geno served in the Navy in the late 1950's on the USS Allen M. Summer. He also traveled on a short stint on a submarine under the Arctic Circle.

I read a post this morning by Myrl Jeffcoat and she mentioned in America only an estimated 1% serve in our military. I found this an astounding low number but after a pause to consider this it made me feel even more grateful for those who serve, have served, our country to protect our freedoms.

Many of our veterans are struggling once they return home. We all need to make sure the promises we made and contracts we signed for benefits to our veterans are honored.

"Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they've suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us." Ronald Regan

"I regret that I have but one life to give for my country."  Nathan Hale

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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I am so thankful for your Geno and all the brave men and women who have served to secure the freedoms we enjoy. 

Nov 11, 2019 12:50 PM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You said it so beautifully, and I love that you used the quote by Ronald Reagan.  He said it perfectly.  A

Nov 11, 2019 12:57 PM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - although we honor all veterans today, your suggestion of paying special attention to those in our own lives is an excellent reminder.  

Nov 11, 2019 01:25 PM #3
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR Beautiful way to honor Your Gino!

Nov 11, 2019 01:54 PM #4
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Well said Dorie!  We do need to help our veterans in every way possible. And BTW what a great picture of Geno.


"Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they've suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us." Ronald Regan

Nov 11, 2019 03:17 PM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie, it has been a while since we connected and I loved this post. I had no idea that only one per cent served, I feel I am in good company with Geno:) Endre

Nov 11, 2019 10:10 PM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good moring Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - thank you to Geno and to all who fought for our country's freedom.

Nov 12, 2019 06:06 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It appears that Geno was a very happy young man serving in the Navy, such a big smile!

Nov 12, 2019 06:13 AM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- seeing the photo of Geno brings a huge smile to my face!  And I agree, it is amazing at the small percentage of people who have served. President Reagan said it perfectly.  

Nov 12, 2019 09:16 AM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie this is the first time I have seen that picture of Geno, and it is a good one to share with us on Veterans Day.

Nov 12, 2019 02:03 PM #12
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Your Geno served in my favorite branch of the armed forces, the Navy.  As did my son.  I was also shocked by the current 1% number of those who serve.  Things changed dramatically after the abolished the draft.

Nov 12, 2019 08:17 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


Nov 16, 2019 06:47 PM #14
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. Nice shout out for Geno and all others who have served. Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Nov 17, 2019 04:15 AM #15
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Wow, is it only 1%? I knew it was low but thought it was higher than that. The funny thing is, that if you are in a military family, it seems like everyone else is in the military. In mine, military people include three sons, a husband, a daughter-in-law, a dad, and on and on so 1% seems so unreal!

I am so grateful to Geno and all veterans for all they are doing, and have done, to keep us safe and free. And that's a fantastic photo of him.

Nov 17, 2019 07:02 AM #16
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


I'm so sorry I missed your tribute on Veteran's Day! Thank you to all who served, and are serving!


Nov 18, 2019 08:05 AM #17
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