This week as I walked past a live radio broadcast I noticed a large American flag hanging in the booth of KTRS.  I stopped to look at it.  It wasn’t Flag Day yet, so I was pleasantly surprised to see it hanging there.  The man just inside the doorway noticed I was wearing a USAF pin and pointed to his Marine pin.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, common ground found that day.  Another one percenter.  We introduced ourselves and he began telling me about a fundraiser he was involved with today, Friday, for a recent vet returning home from Afghanistan, badly wounded. We chatted for a while about these young men and women.  I thanked him for his service and for his wife’s service as Marines and went on my way.

In one day I noticed two Veteran run businesses that proudly displayed their status as military service members in their advertising materials.  Jeff  “The Real Estate Marine”, (the man who was holding the fundraiser).  The other company with Veteran in the name, I’m still researching to find out if they are indeed Veteran owned and operated as it wasn’t clearly stated on their website.

  But when you run across the real deal, like Jeff, who works for Keller Williams, you just have to share it with the world, or at least the 6 people reading your blog. 

Today’s call to action:  Thank a vet today by seeking out legitimate Veteran run businesses. 

This is the charity that Jeff is giving his time to.

Healing prayers for the families grieving the loss of their children. The Department of Defense has identified 1,993 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans recently:

Read these names out loud today more than once. They lived.  They are somebody else’s children.

Taylor Baune, 21, Cpl., Marines; Andover, Minn.; First Marine Division.

Nathan T. Davis, 20, Pfc., Army; Yucaipa, Calif.; 25th Infantry Division.

Bryant J. Luxmore, 25, Specialist, Army; New Windsor, Ill.; Third Infantry Division.



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