Reflection On Memorial Day

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Real Estate Broker with Prudential One Realty Centre

Reflection On Memorial Day

I'd be remiss if I didn't post at least once about Memorial Day.  It's more to me than just a three day weekend, because my husband was a career officer in the Air Force, his brother served for four years when he was fresh from high school many years ago, my other ex-brother-in-law was a career NCO, and my recently deceased father-in-law was a fighter pilot in World War II.

With a family like mine, one can't help but be proud that these men served in the military, along with countless others, to make this country a beacon for democracy.  But don't expect them to brag about what they did, because to most of them they were just doing their jobs.

O'Fallon Veterans Memorial

I would like to recognize Pop, my husband's dad, for the coming Memorial Day.  From what I've read about "the Greatest Generation," those humble men and women who served in WWII, Pop was typical.  He didn't brag about how many successful missions he flew, but mused about how many targets he missed instead.  It seems to be an unspoken oath among those who served in that war that they didn't talk about the heroic acts that happened.  It was enough that they served the country when badly needed, did their jobs, fed their families, and went back home when they were able.

To Pop, my husband, my brothers-in-law, and to those who served, active and retired, alive and departed, thank you.

05-24-2010

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Yolanda Hoversten
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Thank you, David.  We owe a lot to them.  Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

May 27, 2011 06:25 PM
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Karl Hess
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The unassuming and quite valor that our men and women in uniform exhibit every day should the standard to which we all aspire.

May 28, 2011 09:39 AM
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Yolanda Hoversten
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate
Prudential One Realty Centre

Karl, indeed!  Thank you for your service to this great country.  You deserve a break this Memorial Day weekend!

 

May 28, 2011 05:12 PM
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Alice Linahan
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Yolando,

Thank you for sharing the blessings of your amazing family with us this memorial weekend!! 

May 29, 2011 02:00 PM
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Prudential One Realty Centre

Hello, Alice! You're welcome... they and the others, past and present, deserved the recognition. :)

Great to see you around here again, my friend.

P. S. I see that you tagged this blog on FB, I truly appreciate that. Have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!

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Author Bio: Yolanda earned her business degree in marketing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is a licensed real estate broker and Realtor, helping home buyers and home sellers in Southwestern Illinois since 2004.