It’s Veteran’s Day 2014 – a time to honor those who’ve served this country in the U.S. military. The holiday, although under different names, has been with us since 1919. At that time, it was a holiday to celebrate the heroism of those who died while in service to the country. That changed, however, in 1945 when a soldier by the name of Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama took on the task of convincing General Dwight D. Eisenhower to support the idea that we needed a day to honor our living heroes as well.
Weeks got his Veteran's Day and led every national celebration from the first in 1947 until his death in 1985. President Reagan dubbed him the "Father of Veteran's Day."
There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about and respect the men and women of the United States Armed Services. Consider the personal sacrifices these Americans have made for the benefit of the rest of us – total strangers, in most cases. As I often say, this is not only noble, but heroic.
Can you imagine ignoring that voice inside that tells us to run like he#$ from danger and, instead, go headlong INTO the morass? Takes guts, doesn’t it? It takes commitment to country and a patriotism that many Americans know nothing about.
If you happen to be a military veteran, or on active duty, and you’d like to purchase a home in Minnesota, the best person to assist you is me. Yeah, I know – sounds self-serving. But it’s not. I happen to be affiliated with an organization called Homes for Heroes®. Through their various programs you can purchase a house and save significant money.
You don’t have to give up your VA loan to participate either – it’s not a loan program. My end of the deal is that I agree to give you 25 percent of my commission when the transaction closes. That’s a big chunk of money that you can use however you like.
You’ll also receive a list of other discounts you can take advantage of, such as lending fees, home inspection fees, title company discounts on closing fees and even plumbing and electrical contractor discounts.
Once again, thank you hero. This is your day – enjoy!
Photo: "Veterans day" by Department of Defense. Defense Audiovisual Agency; Scene Camera Operator: Mickey Sanborn - National Archives and Records /Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons