What does it mean to have served our country? An important topic that some of us have lack education and appreciation for. Well I’m here to tell you that it’s never okay to forget. It’s never okay to not acknowledge those who paid a price for our freedom.
A price paid doesn’t always mean combat. While those who bear the costs of battle carry a heavier burden, the rest of them can still rightly say they’ve served our country.
In 1776, we issued the Declaration of Independence. In 1783, Great Britain formally acknowledged the United States’ freedom. For more than 200 years, the brave men and women of our country have put their lives on the line in the name of this…..
The land of the free and home of the brave.
As I reflect on what being a veteran means to me, I am filled with a sense of gratitude and pride. I am grateful for the men and women that came before me, those that came after, and those that are still serving today. This gratitude extends not only to fellow veterans, but also to the friends and family who sacrificed, endured, and patiently waited while their loved one served. While I am not able to say that I am one of so many that answered our country’s call and put on the uniform of the greatest nation on earth, I’m proud of my family members who did.
I come from a family that has served our country proudly, and being a Veteran for them was the “standard,” not a choice. I was taught pride in my country and for our Nation’s flag. Being a Veteran is an investment into personal character. It helps to develop who we are and what we want to strive for. Being a Veteran teaches the value of service. In my opinion, there is no better title than that of a Veteran.
Being a veteran is the true embodiment of sacrifice. It is a sacrifice of time with your family, missed birthdays with your children, spending holidays in remote and austere locations, possibly being shunned in the very communities you live, and suffering the mental and physical pains that come with that sacrifice, but still being willing to do it all over again. – Jesse Sanders, PGI VP of Operations
It is an honor to give gratitude to those who serve. Veterans serve in honor of our country, those who served with us and before us, those who didn’t come home, and those haunted by the memories of battle. The word “veteran” is the past tense of having served your country. The title comes only after a proactive commitment to enduring courage.
Veterans aka Heros….. We salute you.
Below are some veterans that were honored by San Diego Real Producers Magazine for the month of November. It was a pure joy to not only be a part of something to honor these great men and women but to get to know them and spend time with them will forever be a part of us.
Thank you Jessie Wright for who you are as a human and friend. We are humbled and grateful to be a part of your business and all you do for the San Diego Realtor community.