Honoring All Service People

Honoring All Service People


It's been a great day honoring service people including my husband  Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling who served in the Air Force for 8 years.  I asked him if he liked it when people say to him,  'Thank you for your service". And his immediate response was - absolutely. All the veterans we ran across while volunteering at a local community center today seemed to feel the same way as Gary. It was very heart warming to hear their stories. And every single vet said almost the same thing to me as Gary did - thank you for listening and being kind. Seriously that is the least we can do to honor them, isn't it? It doesn't take much to honor our awesome service people and it is something I'll be doing a lot more of all year long.


Here is my Dad & Mom's wedding picture in World War 2.  They were married on December 8, 1944. He was a Lieutenant in the Army stationed at that time out of New York.  He was an amazing man! When I looked at this photo today it was striking how my nephew looks just like him now.



My step son Paul is also an Army Veteran and he's now serving in the Air Force Reserve. We are very proud of him! He looks so young in this picture! He's married with 4 children under the age of 10 - one busy guy!


Honoring All Service People


To all our veterans - Thank you for your service! You are appreciated!


PS Gary couldn't find a picture of himself in uniform! Otherwise I would have shared one of him too! Maybe he's just holding out....what do you think!!




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Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) over 1 year ago

Thank you sharing this family history with us Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI . I really love pictures like the one you shared of your parents.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 1 year ago

Anna with that many family members who are Veterans this is truly a special day in the Krushten household.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

WE don't do enough for our Veterans especially those with hard combat experience.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 1 year ago

I love old vintage photos like the wedding picture of your parents, Anna.  My parents also married during the war.  I wish I had a picture, like you do.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

Good morning Anna. I'll go with no photo. My family took few and they are all gone! So, Gary gets the benefit of the doubt! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 1 year ago

Good morning Anna. This is lovely, personal and uplifting. Thank you for sharing and please thank Gary for his service from me.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

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