This Week…Armed Forces Day

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This Week…Armed Forces Day


The month of May is an important one because this is when we honor those who have and are serving in the military. Besides Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Memorial Day, today, the third Saturday in May is Armed Forces Day. 


On weekends, we often see these young military trainees at the Preserve where we walk. The walkers often stop to watch and admire the hard work they put into the drills.


Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. Sophocles

Yes, I know that you’re thinking that we should honor those in the military every day and I totally agree. 


The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. 

Mahatma Gandhi


Duty, honor, courage, commitment, loyalty, and respect…are only a few of the words to describe the code for those serving in the military. 

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death -- that is heroism.  Robert Green Ingersoll

Many members here have served and to them, I say “Thank you for the sacrifices you’ve made and for honoring us with your service.”

There are currently approximately 1.4 million men and women serving in our Armed Forces. 


Please thank those you know and meet who have and are serving in our Armed Forces. 



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Comments (31)

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

Hello Kathy  and thanks for sharing this great information with us here in he rain.  Make it a great Saturday!

May 21, 2022 11:04 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

I remember when the Vietnam soldiers came home.  Many went to college with me and told us firsthand what they experienced.  I couldn't believe the disrespect they received on returning home.  As a mom of a Marine Vet, I have always been a true supporter of our armed forces and have a deep respect for them.  They are all heroes in my book.  Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

May 21, 2022 11:58 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I should be aware of Armed Forces Day, but I do not recall hearing about it before.  However, I am in full support of it now that I am aware of it.

May 21, 2022 01:24 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are lovely photos, Kathy.  I just learned about Armed Forces Day earlier this morning.  Somehow, I had thought this coming Monday was Memorial Day.  But, it's the following Monday instead.

May 21, 2022 01:38 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

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May 21, 2022 01:46 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Today while at Home Depot with the 'boys' there was a Vietnam Vet in a really fancy motorcycle looking wheel chair - purple one.! Let's just say you couldn't miss him!  He stopped by our cart and wanted to pet the 'boys' and we had a great conversation about his dogs and ours.  He was proudly wearing his Vietnam hat and had  American flags on his motorcycle wheelchair.  I always enjoy stopping and chatting with these guys and thanking them for their service.  They like to talk - and that is all good with me.

May 21, 2022 02:54 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib  You and Nina Hollander, Broker  have told this story so beautifully

May 21, 2022 05:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin I agree with needs to be changed. 

Roy Kelley I agree with you!  We owe anyone who has served and is serving our gratitude.

Brian England you aren't old enough to remember the first draft but it was frightening for all of my male friends. I remember some of them waiting to hear what their fate would be. 

May 21, 2022 06:49 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker your post was excellent! I read it and you included much more than it did!!! Well done my friend. 

Grant Schneider Thank you. I thanked Larry today!!!

May 21, 2022 06:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty fly it high always!!!!  

Joan Cox that's so true!  I hope we put more energy into honoring them every day. 

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets Thank you and you are absolutely right...the freedoms we have were hard won. 

May 21, 2022 06:56 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Sharon Tara When I see the young people in our Preserve who are working so hard to be fit and go into the military I see hope!

John Pusa absolutely They are out there no matter the circumstances, no matter the weather, no matter the pay. 

May 21, 2022 06:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Thank you Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 We are honoring our military this whole month. 

Thank you Will Hamm 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® thank your son, please!!!  Larry went into the AF because he knew that if not, he'd be drafted and Viet Nam was very much in our minds. So many of my classmates went and some did not come home. We have learned from VietNam to show our men and women more respect but we need to do much more for them. 

May 21, 2022 07:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

George Souto it's Military Appreciation month too. 

Myrl Jeffcoat I kept thinking Memorial Day was Monday too until I started doing some research. Thank you for the feature in your group. 

May 21, 2022 07:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker Thank you for doing that!!! I've written about my friend, Vic, who was shot in the back in Nam and left for dead. His whole platoon was almost wiped out. This past Wednesday was the 55th Anniversary of that battle so we had a good conversation with him. 

May 21, 2022 07:07 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

They have so many stories to tell and it's so important to listen to them and give them respect that they didn't receive after coming home from that war.  When we volunteered at a community center there were lots of proud Vets that wore their hats and I always thought it was important to thank them for their service.  They wear these hats for a reason!

May 21, 2022 09:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Thank you Hannah Williams I think she and I are both from the same era (VietNam) so do our best to give them the respect they didn't receive. 

May 21, 2022 07:08 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Very important to be cognizant of this week and every week

May 21, 2022 07:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy just getting to your post great minds think alike check out what I just posted... Hope you had a great Armed Forces Day, Endre

May 21, 2022 11:43 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Kathy.

I hope you are having an outstanding weekend.

May 22, 2022 04:29 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker Delray Beach had WWII vets as parade marshalls one year. I had the honor of meeting one and spent quite a while chatting with him. When we used to have breakfast with our friend Vic, VietNam vet, he and Larry exchanged so many stories. Larry told some I'd never heard. 

May 22, 2022 10:03 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Rocky Dickerson I am still in awe of those who serve. 

Endre Barath, Jr. I will. I saw that you posted it this morning and will head there. 

Roy Kelley please say hello to Chef Dolores!

May 22, 2022 10:06 AM