Veterans Day 2012 – A Time To Reflect

Veterans Day 2012As a retired military combat veteran, Veterans Day holds a special meaning for me. It’s a time to reflect on those who serve or have served in defense of this great nation.

From the Revolutionary War to the war in Afghanistan, America’s veterans have always paid the price to keep this nation free. Freedom and liberty are fragile things often preserved with the blood of those who swore an oath to defend her at all cost.

I’m saddened more and more as I look at our nation. She was once the greatest nation on earth. Today we’re headed down a path from which there may be no recovery. We’re faced with crushing debt, a deep crevasse between her people, a tax system that needs an overhaul, and an economy that barely functions.

President John F. Kennedy once said, “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” If we don’t stop blaming others and accept responsibility for the future, America as we know it may not survive.

President Ronald Reagan always saw America as that “shining city on the hill.” I share that vision and truly wish that all Americans could see this nation through the eyes of a veteran. I’m not sure there’s another group that loves her the way we do.

It’s time to put aside our differences and work together as Americans to solve the problems facing this nation.

 Tom Branch, Broker, CDPE, SFR

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Have you ever just met someone, but felt you like you'd known him for years? That's what most people experience with Tom. He has a knack for making folks feel right at home. After 21 years in the Air Force, loyalty and honesty are the foundation of everything Tom does. In addition to being a Texas Real Estate Broker, Tom is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and a Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR).

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