A time to thank those who have kept our country free.....

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United East Texas Division

It's Veterans Day.  A day that never meant much to me.  As a child, the teacher would do a lesson on what a veteran was.  I didn't really understand it back then.  I thought that people got out of high school and then some went to college, some went to work and some went to the service.  You had three choices.  If you chose the route of going to war...that was your choice.  As an adult looking back on it...I know that in the 60's it wasn't a choice.  We had the draft.  If you were called, you went. 


As a 50 year old adult, I've come to know the importance of honoring the men and women who serve and have served our country as some of the most valiant, brave and giving people. Some have given the ultimate price. 

I probably won't see anyone in uniform today...but as I go through my day I will say a big thank you to all those servicemen and servicewomen.  I promise to think about them and the job they have done and still do all around the world to keep our country free and protect us from those who would like to do us harm. 


Freedom is a great thing....stop and say a prayer for our freedom and for all those who made and make it possible.


Comments (4)

Richard Shuman
The Only B.S. I Have is from the University of Massachusetts - Lake Mary, FL
Real Estate Broker - Orlando Area - Love Referrals

It's easy for American's, myself included, to get so wrapped up in our own lives we forget to whom we owe that luxury.

Thank you veterans and current soldiers wherever you may be, as well as your families, for all the sacrifice you make on a daily basis.

Thank you!

Nov 10, 2008 10:34 PM
Rich Ferretti
Rich Ferretti Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
ABR QSC Realtor/Broker, Charlotte NC Real Estate a

Thank you Barbara for your post. It is so true as we go through our daily life today we may not notice a person in uniform but knowing some of the people may have been vets is a very comforting feeling.

Enjoy the day

Charlotte NC

Nov 10, 2008 10:45 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Barbara, great tribute to the men and women in the Armed Forces.Thanks for remembering!

Nov 10, 2008 11:19 PM
Robert Powell
Powell Properties - Austin, TX

Thanks for those words Barbara and thanks for inviting me to Active Rain!



Jan 06, 2009 08:42 AM

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