This Week...Duty, Honor, Service

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This Week...Duty, Honor, Service

 

May is Military Appreciation Month and today, the third Saturday in May is Armed Forces Day. It’s a day when we celebrate, acknowledge, and honor any and all who are serving or have served in any of the 7 military branches...Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Reserves, and the new Space Force. 

 

 

Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it. Andrew Jackson

 



Many of our ActiveRain members have served in the military as well as have family members who are and have served...  Endre Barath, Jr., Doug Dawes, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Liz and Bill Spear, and   Bob "RealMan" Timm whose daughter, Tina, is with the Air Force National Guard...just to name a few.



 No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.

Gen. Douglas MacArthur

 

 



We are all blessed to live in a country where freedom and service to country, have been taught to so many at a young age. 

 

We are blessed to live in a country where sacrifices were made by those who came before us and those who stand guard now so that we can live with the freedoms that we have.




Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard. President John F. Kennedy

 



I have to admit that while I hope that our children will not have to face battles and wars, I often wonder if they were called upon...would and could they serve. 



Thank you to the many who serve!

 

 

 

 

**The first photo is the United StatesAir Force Memorial. 

Comments (34)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy the Korean Memeorial is so intersting to see in the early morning with some fog.

May 15, 2021 09:44 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy,

I appreciate that so many members of Active Rain have written a post about this including you.  We all know that freedom is not free!  A

May 15, 2021 10:34 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - I enjoyed how you tied some of our AR members into this post.  That is a really special touch to help us personalize it. As a mom of a Marine Veteran, I love the sentiment. 

May 15, 2021 11:09 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I kind of have this one covered as I was in both the army and the Navy and my dad was retired Air Force Kathy Streib 

May 15, 2021 01:16 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Kathy, Some very powerful quote from some very prominent figures in our history.  Mark

May 15, 2021 02:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michael Jacobs we were around several former military men and women today. 

Roy Kelley wishing you and Chef Dolores the same!!!

Nina Hollander, Broker I loved your post today celebrating Armed Forces Day. 

May 15, 2021 02:27 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin I will remain hopeful and also hope we don't have to find out. 

Kat Palmiotti Thank you!!!  JFK's quote is a favorite of mine too. 

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog I did not know this but thank you for your service. 

May 15, 2021 02:44 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy as I just commented on Nina Hollander, Broker blog, everyday that we have an opportunity to thank and honor our men and women who serve this country, we need to so.

May 15, 2021 03:42 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - that is right.  Thank a service person and a vet too.

May 15, 2021 05:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sharon Lee thank you Wherever you are, I hope you're doing well. 

Joan Cox I could not agree more. 

I agree Carol Williams and I'm not sure to what extent it is being taught these days. 

May 15, 2021 05:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England fighting goes on because people, egos, and greed are involved and we're not perfect. 

Rocky Dickerson we have what we have because of them. 

May 15, 2021 05:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD thank you!  And hope that Finnegan is doing well. 

And your family is to be thanked Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

May 15, 2021 06:01 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will Hamm I never tire of seeing DC and all of the Memorials. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel you're so right. Freedom is not free and it does come at a cost. 

May 15, 2021 06:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Please thank your son for me. Many members have served their country.  We owe them so much. 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS wow, you truly have it covered. 

 

May 15, 2021 06:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint my favorite has to be the one by JFK.

George Souto I couldn't agree more. 

Grant Schneider every day, take the time to thank them. 

May 15, 2021 06:20 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy, you know I love you and your posts, Had to smile the school I went to had a motto: Duty, Honor, Country:) and Douglas MacArthur was  not only a graduate of the school but he was also the Superintendent at one point:) Thank you for the mention, not necessary but thank you anyway, Endre

May 15, 2021 10:09 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

This is a great post honoring the men and women who have served this country in the military, Kathy.

May 15, 2021 10:12 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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May 15, 2021 10:13 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

When I look around I'm certain many more will join the armed forces.  Patriotism is alive and well, regardless of what the news channels are reporting

May 16, 2021 12:09 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Bless everybody and bless you for posting! Love and light and all the best to all those who serve

May 16, 2021 10:30 PM