Honoring All Veterans…

By
Home Stager

Honoring All Veterans…

 

The Freedoms we have (and there are many) come at a price, paid for by the men and women who have served and continue to serve in our Armed Forces. 

 

 

In my opinion, anyone who serves in the military in whatever capacity is owed our debt of gratitude, for it is through their sacrifice and that of their family’s that you and I have the opportunity to live the lives that we do.

 

Whether you man a gun or feed the troops, serve on a ship or in the air, you have sworn to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;...”

 

 

If you know someone who is serving or has served, ask if they feel comfortable sharing their experiences. 

 

-Proudly display our great flag. 

-Volunteer or donate to organizations that serve our Veterans. 

-Be the kind of person that is worthy of their service

 

My father and uncle  served in the Army Air Corps and Army during WWII and I have had cousins who served as well,

 

And you may know my favorite veteran…

 

That's Larry at the top with his navigator



Thank you to all who have served and
continue to serve. 

Thank you to the families who have also made sacrifices while their loved ones served us. 



The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
Douglas MacArthur

 

I'm trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it's not just them at war - it's also their family. Their family is having to go through all the hardships and the stresses.
Chris Kyle


 

Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country's birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon.
John Linder

 

Changing the conversation about how Americans perceive veterans is really important. These are hardworking, dedicated, innovative people who deserve quality employment when they return home from their military service.
Rob Riggle

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Comments (17)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. While we owe a debt of gratitude to our veterans daily, today is a bit more special. Enjoy your day.

Nov 11, 2022 04:04 AM
Kathy Streib

I agree Wayne Martin every day is a day to say Thank you to our Veterans!

Nov 11, 2022 04:49 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Totally agree with all you say this morning Kathy. What a great photo of Larry you have featured!

Nov 11, 2022 04:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 that is one of my favorite pics!!!!

Nov 11, 2022 04:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... great tribute for Veteran's Day. With less than 10% of America's population serving or even knowing a Veteran it's an important message to get out. We will never be able to do enough to thank our Veterans and their families.

Nov 11, 2022 04:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker were on the same page. My great-nephew spoke with Larry about this last weekend. He is considering the military

Nov 11, 2022 04:51 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I am in a wonderful Veteran-friendly community here and it's wonderful to see. Veterans deserve our thank yous today and every day!

Nov 11, 2022 04:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Kat Palmiotti I love that so many communities I see display the Flag if not all of the time, at least on special holidays. 

Nov 11, 2022 04:30 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It sucks that we have to fight for freedom but I am thankful for those that fight for our freedom.

Nov 11, 2022 04:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Brian England I agree. Sadly there are those who care only for themselves and would take freedom away, and thankfully....others who are willing to fight for it. 

Nov 11, 2022 04:31 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

for sure Kathy, for sure.  Have a great Friday and thank a Veterans today. bill

Nov 11, 2022 05:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley Let's keep thanking our Veterans. 

Nov 11, 2022 04:32 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - each of us know veterans we can call and thank.  Here is my favorite veteran.

Nov 11, 2022 05:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Grant Schneider is it just me, or do I see a resemblance?!!

Nov 11, 2022 04:33 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.

Kathy Streib  I see a resemblance too:)))))))))))))))

Nov 11, 2022 09:23 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Kathy.

I hope you will be attending some Veterans Day events.

We have very rainy weather today in Maryland.

Nov 11, 2022 07:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley we paid respects at the Fallen Warrior Memorial yesterday. We had rain later today and the temps are now dropping. 

Nov 11, 2022 04:34 PM
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

Good morning, Kathy.
Thanks be to Larry and all the veterans who have served. And, thank you for acknowledging the sacrifices the families make while their loved ones serve.

Nov 11, 2022 08:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Carol Williams Thank you, Carol. We can't forget the families who serve in their own way. 

Nov 11, 2022 04:39 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I am very thankful to all our veterans that have served our country. First one I thanked this morning was Gary for his 8 years of service in the Air Force.We have numerous Veteran Parades and activities going on here in Phoenix today and it's so good to see so many come out and support all our Veterans.   Please thank Larry for his service!

Nov 11, 2022 09:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker And please thank Gary as well. We discovered a marker at the Fallen Warrior Memorial of a Medal of Honor recipient. I looked him up and it turns out our friend Vic (I've written about him...Vietnam Vet) served with him. After Larry, Vic was the second Vet I thanked today. 

Nov 11, 2022 04:42 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, we all owe much gratitude to our military current and past who served for our Country.   Thank Larry also! 

Nov 11, 2022 10:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox we do and I hope that many will continue to thank them for their service. 

Nov 11, 2022 04:49 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy all Veterans deserve to be honored not only on this day, but everyday for the service they have given to this great country of ours.

Nov 11, 2022 10:21 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I couldn't agree more!!!

Nov 11, 2022 04:50 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Please echo our gratitude to Larry for his service. It is challenging to attain the position that your husband achieved.  It takes a particular person, not just anybody can be a fighter pilot.

I can tell you that my husband had aspirations of being a fighter pilot, but his vision did not meet the standard.  Rick has tremendous respect for fighter pilots.

Nov 11, 2022 12:59 PM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Sheri Sperry - MCNE® And, when you think that they're all just "kids" when they're in those jets. I never knew until a few years ago that when he flew nuclear alert, he and the other pilots knew that if it were the real thing...if they had to carry nuclear bombs for real, then they weren't coming back.   

And I know that your son served as well, so please thank Rick and your son. 

Nov 11, 2022 04:54 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm grateful to your Larry, Kathy.  My son is U.S. Navy Retired.  He served on the U.S.S Kitty Hawk when it was the staging area during the first Gulf War, and then later on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln.

Nov 11, 2022 08:10 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  I am so honored to know you and that your husband was in the most unpopular war and in spite of it he volunteered and served glad he is still someone you can thank for his service, Endre

Nov 11, 2022 09:25 PM
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

What a special class of men and women who have served our Country. Many didn't have a choice and were put on the front lines, leaving family and friends behind. It is an honor to know these individuals personally and I have so many in my life, some who are still serving. One of the most special ones is my dad, who was on a ship in Iceland when I was born at the Navy Hospital. He was able to meet my mom and then tour the world all because he enlisted in 1963. Thank you for your service, Dad.

Nov 14, 2022 06:40 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

What a wonderful post!  So glad that I saved the featured posts to read.  Well done!  And thankyou to  Larry for his service!

Nov 23, 2022 07:33 PM