Veterans Appreciation

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, the day we as a country remember the sacrifice and service of those who have served in the armed forces.

In just a few weeks, most of us will gather around the Thanksgiving table with friends and family or go out into the community to share dinner with those less fortunate.

The proximity of these two holidays is appropriate, and over the last couple years on social media there has been a conscious movement to give thanks the whole month through. People will offer daily posts in thanks of friends, family, health, or any number of things. A little more than a decade ago the Movember organization (moustache + Novermber = “chang[ing] the face of men’s health”) picked November as the time to remind people about men’s health issues, just as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Flag on Loudoun Street

Flag on Loudoun Street

Whatever the cause or occasion, it’s not a stretch to say that as the days grow shorter and the temperatures tumble, we intuitively look inward and give thanks.

Veterans Day has a unique place in this month of thankfulness because vets are people who intentionally left the comfort and security of home to ensure that others could continue to enjoy the same. The ability to forsake one’s own needs and comfort for the benefit of others has been lauded across cultures and creeds from time immemorial.

The seal of Winchester.

The seal of Winchester.

Houses are things, but home is a concept first and a tangible entity second. Houses are made of wood, metal, and brick. Homes need people. At Virginia Dwelling we want to help our clients, as trite as it might sound, bridge the gap and turn houses into homes. We believe that home, however defined, should be the foundation of everything that is good about the human experience. Accordingly, we understand that no small part of why we are in a position to do this is because of the sacrifice of this country’s veterans.

In thanks, we offer a discount on our services to veterans, tomorrow and always.

Boscawen Street looking west.

Boscawen Street looking west.