Christmas and the Price of Freedom

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Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams West Sound Realty

 As Christmas rapidly approaches, I don't necessarily have 'visions of sugar-plums' dancing in my head, but I am getting very excited at the prospects of being reunited with treasured loved ones. Our daughter, Emily, will finally be back home and Aunt Nancy from Chicago will be with us as well. It promises to be an exceptionally special Holiday Season!

One of the things that I particularly appreciate about living here in Kitsap County WA is being part of such a large and valued military community. The Kitsap Peninsula is home to Naval Base Kitsap, comprised of installations in Bremerton, Bangor, and Keyport - including the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bangor Subase, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Many of my most enjoyable past clients have been active or retired military.

Many times, we tend to take our freedom and liberties for granted. Regardless of your own personal opinions or attitudes regarding the War in Iraq, we all owe a tremendous debt of thanks and gratitude to the men and women in uniform who willingly and selflessly sacrifice so much in order for us to have 'so' much. These brave and dedicated protectors spend their Christmas Holidays far from home and family so that the rest of us have the blessing and good fortune to do so.

So as Christmas Day approaches, I extend a personal, heartfelt "Thanks!" to the men and women of our Armed Forces. To all of you, have a very Merry Christmas, and God Bless Us, Everyone!

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Rich -- great thought and excellent timing....
December 18, 2007 12:04 PM
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Diane Aurit
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You are so right...and imagine how many military families are separated this holiday season.  We can't do enough to thank them for their great personal sacrifices.
December 18, 2007 04:19 PM
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Rich I know it will, he is excited we just dropped him off at the airport and he flies to Chicago on the 20th. Just feeling a little sad because he will not be home for Christamas. You know, a mom thing.
December 18, 2007 05:00 PM
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Rich, awesome post.  I can't remember if I told you, but I have some extended family that lives on a cliff overlooking Puget Sound.  I spent some time there on a family vacation when I was a kid and was fortunate enough to watch a scene like that in your picture!  I couldn't believe that a sub was cruising past their back yard!  As far as I am concerned, our military members are all heros.  Happy holidays Rich!  One of the presents under my tree had better be a Dungeness crab from you!  LOL!
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Jonathan - send me an address, and I'll what I can to convince Santa to stop by!....
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