WHAT A PRIVILEGE IT IS TO BE AN AMERICAN.

WHETHER IT IS A FACT OR JUST MY OPINION,

I BELIEVE IT IS A PRIVILEGE TO BE AN AMERICAN. 

 We are all fortunate to be able to call ourselves Americans. It is very unfortunate that too many of our citizens take things like the freedoms we enjoy for granted today. Sadly you would think here in Coastal Virginia home to the largest Naval Base in the country people would be aware that freedom is not free. Citizens across our great Nation live in freedom unlike that of any other country. 

Today I stopped to reflect on what Veterans Day signifies.

Veterans Day is commemorated every year on November 11, originally established in 1918 as Armistice Day which marked the end of World War I.

After the United States involvement in World War II and the Korean War. In 1954 Congress got together and authorized changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

By changing the name to Veterans Day we now honor all of our veterans who serve now or had served in the military. This was a welcome change by all who serve and have served in our armed forces past and present.

We are freely able to do and speak today with no hesitation. This would not be true without our armed forces. Our Men and Woman in the Military are amazing, brave, and selfless. They have served in our armed forces to protect the rights and freedoms that I and my fellow Americans enjoy. They have sacrificed and continue to endure hardships so that we can enjoy our freedoms.

Most of all I fully support all our Veterans who have served and will serve our country protecting the freedom we all enjoy.

As a proud member of a military family I am very aware of the deep devotion and dedication to our country and all it stands for. I am fortunate to have many close friends  some of which are these Veterans.

It is imperative that we all take a moment and HONOR OUR VETERANS. They are all valiant warriors of the most powerful and highly respected military force in the world. I cannot express enough in words my utter gratitude for their courageous sacrifices. My wish for you all is a Happy Veterans Day and thank each and every Veteran of the United States of America, May God Bless all of you!

WHAT A PRIVILEGE IT IS TO BE AN AMERICAN.2019-02-11T20:19:46+00:00

Welcome, Home to Our Military Men And Woman!

Always Remember Freedom Was And Is Not Free!

With great enthusiasm, All of us on the Choose A Home Team at Howard Hanna and local military Families

We want to join family and friends in a warm welcome back home to our soldiers!  In recent weeks Homecoming celebrations have taken place all around Hampton Roads Coastal Virginia in honor of you, the dedicated men and women of our armed forces returning from deployments.

The Choose A Home Team is privileged to know so many in the military community, many are our close friends and clients.   As we look forward to continuing to foster new friendships and client relationships with you – here is a little message from us to you.

WELCOME BACK and THANK YOU!’ to every service member returning to Hampton Roads! Here’s a big SHOUT OUT to each service member of our Armed Forces!

  • USS George H.W. Bush

After a lengthy seven-month deployment commencing January 21st, the USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group 2 with its crew of 7,000 soldiers are returning to Naval Station Norfolk on August 21st 2017.  The aircraft carrier and its squadrons of Carrier Air Wing and staff, The destroyer Squadron staff and ships held joint exercises with the United Kingdom demonstrating the capability to deter and respond to possible threats.  The carrier has supported operations against terrorist groups in the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf.

  • USS Truxton

The guided missile destroyer based out of Norfolk deployed with the USS George H.W. Bush and returned home following a long seven-month deployment.

  • Destroyer Squadron 22

The Destroyer Squadron 22 had alternate ships which deployed at assorted times uniting with the Bush strike group, returning in June and July 2017.

  • USS Mahan:  Returned June 20, 2017

Deployed on November 19th 2016 to support the 5th Fleet area of operations for seven months. Some are the USS Mahan (DDG 72), a guided-missile destroyer supported security cooperation efforts and maritime security operations.  While on deployment the USS Mahan travelled over 50,000 nautical miles. They engaged in tri-lateral defense exercises with the Iraq and Kuwaiti Defense Forces. They also engaged in joint naval exercises with Great Britain, France, Australia, Denmark and other NATO partners.  The destroyer returned on June 20th 2017 to Naval Station Norfolk.

You’ve made it home with great timing.  How fantastic is it to be in Hampton Roads this time of year!  Everyone can enjoy the last weeks of summer, plan some fun with the family. Maybe even hang out with the kids before they go back to school, help pack up older kids to college, and watch one of nature’s most incredible sights –  the Total Solar Eclipse (well – partial Eclipse in VB – but still really awesome to say you got to see it)!

So enjoy the down time – we know you have earned it!

Welcome, Home to Our Military Men And Woman!2019-02-11T20:20:34+00:00