America's 911

Real Estate Agent with Cherimie Crane & Associates

Now that is the first time I have heard it put that way! As I was preparing for my next real estate class for military personnel, a gentleman walked in and started asking me questions.

He was in uniform, and I am pretty sure he had a gun or three, so I put down my notes and listened attentively.

"Public speaking is most people's number one fear", he said.

US Marine Corps

I replied...

"Well, Sir, the speaking doesn't really bother me, but standing in front of fifty plus Marines is pretty intimidating."

He actually looked shocked.

"How can you be intimated by us?"

"We are just America's 911."

He smiled and went about his business, which is pretty important business.

Take a moment and think about it, yes, they are America's 911.


I am so glad they answer when we call.

Beaufort, South Carolina is so proud to be home to so many of America's finest.


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Comments (24)

Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

We don't thank them nearly enough or well enough. 

Our heros.  Our rocks.  Our security blankets.


Dec 08, 2008 10:23 PM
Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC




I agree. Thanks for commenting.

Dec 08, 2008 10:30 PM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

I could not agree more.  These men and women are the foundation of our defenses and should be honored. 

Dec 08, 2008 10:31 PM
Eric McGowan
Moody, AL

Cherimie, how true in that the military is fighting and serving to keep us strong. Yet another thing we take for granted daily.


Dec 08, 2008 10:48 PM
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Cherimie - I am so overwhelmingly happy for you and these classes!  You are amazing!  As for the Marines?  They can NEVER be thanked enough or recognized enough for their sacrifices!

Dec 08, 2008 10:52 PM
Ken Tracy
Coldwell Banker Residential - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Cherimie.  Another speaking engagement.  Congrats.

I think the uniforms look pretty cool, don't they!


Dec 08, 2008 11:39 PM
Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Our armed forces deserve all of our respect for all that they do and sacrifice for our freedom. I am happy that they are our America's 911.

Semper Fi

Dec 09, 2008 12:10 AM
Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC


Thanks for commenting. I like how you said foundation, I agree.


They worked so hard, I see it each day.


Thank you, I am the one learning though!!!


Yes, the uniforms are VERY nice:)

Dec 09, 2008 01:22 AM
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

He was in uniform, and I am pretty sure he had a gun or three, so I put down my notes and listened attentively.

Now that was funny CC!  Have a terrific day!  KM

Dec 09, 2008 01:33 AM
Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC


I always try to listen attentively to good looking men;however, when they have is pretty much guaranteed.

Dec 09, 2008 01:38 AM
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Cherimie, Thanks for posting this. Thanks to all men and women in uniform for being our 911.  Great way to think about it.

Dec 09, 2008 03:18 AM
Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC


Thanks for commenting. Isn't nice knowing they are there...

Dec 09, 2008 03:33 AM
Kevin McGourty
Realty ONE Group - Phoenix, AZ

Cherimie - A gun or three? Yeah, that can be intimidating. Especially if you slip up and say, "Go Navy."

Dec 09, 2008 04:33 AM
Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio
Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro - Manalapan, NJ
Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate

Great post.  Thank you for sharing.

We can't recognize these guys enough!

Dec 09, 2008 07:21 AM
Chris & Maria Skrip
RE/MAX 1st Advantage - Beaufort, SC
Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC

You are so correct and gosh I love a man in uniform!!  The USMC Dress Blues at just stunning!

Dec 09, 2008 08:13 AM
Marie Westerman
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes - Evans, GA
New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR

I thank you for the great post very cute comentary but the picture is my favorite.

Dec 09, 2008 09:22 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Cherimie, the FEW, the PROUD, some of America's best, NO DOUBT about it!!

Dec 09, 2008 10:59 AM
Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Cherimie... We do NOT thank them enough.. and we take for granted what they do.  Thank you for posting this blog to remind us. 

To all the Military out there who might be reading this comment.... THANK YOU AND VALERIE OSTERHOUDTvalerie osterhoudt

Dec 09, 2008 11:40 AM
Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC

Thank you all for commenting. I truly hope everyone stops to take a moment to remember those that put their life on the line for us each day.

Dec 10, 2008 01:36 AM
Rick (Melbourne, Australia)

I have just last week returned home to Australia from a 4 week holiday in America. One of the most overwhelming things I had noticed whilst there, was how well the country honours and respects their servicemen and women. It was heart warming to see people walk up to servicemen, shake their hands and thank them for what they do. My country could learn a lot from seeing this. We don't honour our service personnel nearly well enough in Australia. Americans should be congratulated for the way you treat all your service people, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Fire Departments, Police Force, the lot. I have returned home with a greater education and respect of the American culture..

Well done America.....

Nov 29, 2011 04:15 PM