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No. 2 - They Don't Start Wars | November Grateful Challenge

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No. 2 - They Don't Start Wars | November Grateful Challenge

 

 

Saturday, the 11th of November, 2023, marks a special holiday honoring America's veterans, both past and present. Despite ongoing political folly or poorly made decisions, military troops proudly serve and defend this country with their very lives, whether here at home or in foreign countries.

 

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night

only because rough men stand ready to do

violence on their behalf.”
– George Orwell

 

War is hell and if you don't believe that, talk to someone (if the person agrees), who experienced the front lines firsthand or witnessed, unthinkable, horrific scenes that can never be unseen or undone!

 

 

Veterans are heroes that I honor every day. My uncle, step-father and cousin went to Vietnam. Two came back but they never talked about the almost daily events that turned into severe depression, suicidal thoughts, night terrors and violent outbursts.

 

 

My cousin Randall Edwin Graves, Army, is on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall and his father Robert Edwin Graves on the Korean War Memorial wall. Robert, a POW & MIA was never brought home, may they both rest in peace. Thank you both!

 

 

My father John and Uncle Terry served in the Army, fought in Vietnam. Thank you! My husband is Navy retired and gave 20+ years of his life to the military and was in Desert Storm. His dad, Ken, served in the Army during the Korean War. Thank you!

 

“We are defined by what we do repeatedly, therefore

excellence is a habit, not an act.” – Aristotle

 

Our son and daughter-in-law served in the Navy. Thank you! To all who have taken on a military career, it is an honorable, respected profession. Freedom does not come cheap and I am grateful to all who have served our country in a military capacity. Thank you!

 

Hooah! Oohrah! and Hooyah!

 

A full day of activities is planned to honor Veterans on Saturday, November 11th, 2023 at SunRiver St. George. Click here for more information.

 

This is an entry to: Thankful Thoughts: ActiveRain’s November Gratitude Challenge 🍁🙌✍️...Many thanks to Debe Maxwell, CRS for hosting!

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

They deserve to be honored every day, Hannah Williams! Thank you for supporting their efforts. 

Nov 10, 2023 09:06 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Many thanks to your family who proudly served as well, Kathy Streib. United we stand!

Nov 10, 2023 09:07 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

We have so much to be thankful for, Debe Maxwell, CRS and our military should be at the top of the list and I am appreciative of the sacrifices your family made on behalf of the Unites States of America. Keith Morgan, a country music star recently signed back up for the reserves, now that is commitment!

Nov 10, 2023 09:09 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Someone must have agreed with your comment, Endre Barath, Jr.. THANK YOU for your military service as well on behalf of America, it has not gone unnoticed!

Nov 10, 2023 09:11 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

You should have mixed feelings about politicians and this administration, I sure do because most of them are corrupt, Brian England. When it comes to our military people, they have families who love them and expect their safe return when serving our country in any capacity. Some do, some don't and their deaths take a part of our hearts that is never returned.

Nov 10, 2023 09:18 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Unless someone is in the trenches of war, the enormity of a situation is not truly felt. My stepdad had a friend who was a videographer in the Vietnam War, he would visit and they would shut the door and discuss the war between one another. Maybe that is one reason, the quote Band of Brothers phrase came about, Dorie Dillard Austin TX!

Nov 10, 2023 09:21 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I 100% agree with your comments, Nina Hollander, Broker. We owe them great thanks!

Nov 10, 2023 09:22 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

You are so very welcome, Dr. Paula McDonald, am glad you appreciate the message!

Nov 10, 2023 09:23 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Your family is rich in military service as well and you and they all deserve recognition, Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754. Anyone who desecrates or disrespects America, our military and the U.S. flag can find their way out of this country. 

BTW, Hanoi Jane should have been imprisoned, rather than cheered, after her much publicized media visit to Vietnam. She is still despicable!

Nov 10, 2023 10:02 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912

I so agree with you Wanda when it comes to Hanoi Jane.  Not to worry the Lord works in mysterious ways

Nov 12, 2023 08:18 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I am right with you as my family also has strong military service as does my husband's family. Thank you for a great tribute to those who are no longer with us and those still with us.

Nov 10, 2023 10:19 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thankful for your family for standing up and serving our amazing country. Would gladly sign up to serve the U.S.A. again with no hesitation! Unfortunately, so much is riding on the decisions made at the top, Carol Williams.

Nov 10, 2023 11:08 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Very thankful for the sacrifices and service in your family as well, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist. Being away from family members for long periods of time can cause strife and death brings pure devastation that some can never recover from. I know this firsthand.

Nov 10, 2023 11:11 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Many thanks to your family as well, Carla Freund. These brave souls past and present are well deserving of the hero status. At least in my opinion!

Nov 10, 2023 11:12 AM
Carla Freund

I agree Wanda.

Nov 12, 2023 02:30 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Leanne Smith, all military people need to be recognized and treated better, in my opinion. Am grateful to your family as well for signing up to protect America at all costs!

Nov 10, 2023 11:19 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Great post - My son served in iraq - Thank God he came home okay - I am truly grateful for his safe return! 

Nov 10, 2023 03:27 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Please thank him for his service, Lise Howe. Am also thankful he came home safely!

Nov 10, 2023 03:45 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Thank you Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  for such a genuine and wonderful post. 

Freedom isn't Free and we should Honor all who have served.

 

Nov 11, 2023 12:48 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

 Hello @WandaKubatNerdin! 😊 Your heartfelt tribute to veterans is profoundly touching. 🇺🇸❤️ It's a beautiful reminder of the sacrifices made by our military heroes, both past and present. Despite the challenges and decisions made, they stand ready to defend our country with unwavering dedication. 🙏 #VeteransDay #Grateful #Respect

Nov 11, 2023 05:42 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thanks for stopping by today and offering a comment, Debra Leisek, in support of our troops. Much appreciated!

Nov 11, 2023 11:29 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thank you Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC, military people need our support, respect and admiration to carry them through some tough times. God Bless America!

Nov 11, 2023 11:32 AM