This Week…Celebrating Armed Forces Day

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This Week…Celebrating Armed Forces Day


Today is Armed Forces Day…the day we honor and celebrate those currently serving in our military.



It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle. 
General Norman Schwarzkopf

Go ahead and fire up the grill and break out the flag for this special day. 



It can get confusing because we all want to do what’s right to honor military personnel. 


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

So Armed Forces Day honors anyone who is currently serving.

Veterans Day recognizes all those who have served in any capacity in our military. 


The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
G.K. Chesterton

And finally, a more somber day, Memorial Day, pays tribute to those who have “fallen in battle or in the line of duty while serving our country.”


You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

If you know someone who is currently serving in our military, please take time to let them know how much you appreciate what they do. Whether they are overseas, serving here at home…in a battle zone area or on a ship…in an office, or inside a jet…they are making a sacrifice for us and our country.


Have a wonderful weekend and to those serving our country… Thank you!!


Future Marines working out at Kickerillo.

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Comments (22)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

For sure, Kathy... thank you to each and every person who is serving in our Armed Forces. They are the heroes in our lives.

May 20, 2023 05:28 AM
Kathy Streib

Loved your post today Nina Hollander, Broker Well done!!!

May 20, 2023 01:45 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib thanks, Kathy! Loved yours, as well!

May 20, 2023 02:03 PM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Salute to all that serve and protect our great country.

May 20, 2023 05:31 AM
Kathy Streib

faye schubert absolutely!!!  whether they are here or out of the country, they are serving to protect us. 

May 20, 2023 01:46 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. G.K. Chesterton said it so well, I have nothing to add. Enjoy your day.

May 20, 2023 05:32 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin isn't that a great quote!!!!

May 20, 2023 01:47 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Wonderful information. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend. 

Bill Salvatore with Arizona Elite Properties 

May 20, 2023 06:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley wishing you a stellar weekend. 

May 20, 2023 01:48 PM
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

Thanks to all who serve...For your bravery and your sacrifice for our Country. Great quotes Kathy.

May 20, 2023 06:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 we owe them our support now and especially when they are no longer serving. 

May 20, 2023 01:49 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

It is really important to let those in uniform know we look kindly upon their sacrifice. 

May 20, 2023 06:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Frankly, we need to show more respect for all of our first responders. 

May 20, 2023 01:50 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There are quite a few days every year that are set aside to honor those that have served to protect us and they deserve our respect day in and day out.

May 20, 2023 07:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England And they are so deserving, aren't they?   

May 20, 2023 01:51 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Love your post and how you have the 3 days broken out and why we celebrate them. Its so important to set aside these days to honor those that have served to protect us, those that gave their lives in doing so and those currently serving. God Bless each and every one of them.

May 20, 2023 08:14 AM
Kathy Streib

I agree Dorie Dillard Austin TX   Larry and I go to the Fallen Warrior Memorial at least 2 or 3 times a month to walk and to pay our respects. 

May 20, 2023 01:53 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Thank you for your post and I echo Brian England who said: they deserve our respect day in and day out. Too bad our current administration does not share those sentiments.

May 20, 2023 10:49 AM
Kathy Streib

I agree Leanne Smith The word CLUELESS comes to mind. 

May 20, 2023 01:55 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Our flags are flying high to honor our brave men and women serving our country!

May 20, 2023 11:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker i knew they would be!

May 20, 2023 01:55 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy our service men and women deserve to be honored and thanked for their service year round.

May 20, 2023 11:34 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto Absolutely, I'm glad to see our military being given special services and offers. 

May 20, 2023 01:58 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

A good reminder, having had a son serve I know the sacrifices made not just by the one serving but by their whole family too.

May 20, 2023 01:54 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Anyone that puts on a uniform deserves a day of recognition as they do what others choose not to do.

May 20, 2023 06:34 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

General Schwarzkopf is absolutely right in his quote, Kathy.  We owe those who serve a debt of gratitude.

May 20, 2023 07:35 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Kathy Streib thank you for the reminder of this week celebrating Armed Forces Day. We honor all the armed forces.

May 20, 2023 08:21 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

In case you forget I live in Los Angeles CA and Kathy Streib  I am the only one who was flying the flag.... have three teachers as neighbors.... no one took the trouble to pull the flag out.... just thought I share, Endre

May 20, 2023 09:15 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Everyday is Veterans Day. Great post Kathy Streib !

May 21, 2023 03:22 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Kathy Streib 

Thank you for recognizing Armed Forces Day. I was at an Operation Troop Support pack yesterday at American Legion Post 113 in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA yesterday. We packed over 300 care package boxes for our troops who are deployed overseas. All the goodies, from toiletries, snacks, dvd's, reading material, and so on were donated by businesses and individuals.

May 21, 2023 04:36 AM
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

Hi Kathy,
My full appreciation and respect goes to ALL serving in the Armed Forces... Every Single Day!

May 21, 2023 08:47 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - I found out much too late to put the flag out yesterday (disappointed).  I was busy with my listings yesterday, and Rick was watching Tristan. Friday and Saturday were very busy days. 

May 21, 2023 11:12 AM