As the Thanksgiving and Christmas season begins, we at Steve Fineberg & Associates, are honored to commence our holiday season celebrations by hosting a delicious Thanksgiving luncheon for our friends at Open Avenues.
Not familiar with Open Avenues? This is an organization that will inspire you with their dedicated hard work by both their clients and staff. Open Avenues is a nonprofit organization in Rogers that provides job and lifestyles training, and actual employment opportunities, to mentally and physically challenged adults. The training and work opportunities offered by Open Avenues allows their clients to become very productive members of our community. Anyone who visits and tours the Open Avenues facility will surely be excited by the joyful spirit of the hardworking clients and staff.
This year Steve Fineberg & Associates are also very thankful for the Sam's Club Real Estate Facilities Support Team who helped make this occasion even more special by helping us serve the lunch. We are grateful for their contributions of time and effort in making this a successful event for all. A big thanks goes to their team member, Raigon Copeland, who invited her teammates from Sam's to join us in the festivities.
Finally, the agents and staff at Steve Fineberg & Associates continue to be grateful for the opportunity to live and work in the Northwest Arkansas area. We are grateful for our clients and for the trust they have in us. To all of you we wish you a joyful and healthy holiday season. We hope you have a chance to count your blessings, (but NOT the calories).
It is the time of year where we at Steve Fineberg & Associates are thankful for so much. One of the things we are most thankful for is the close relationship we have developed with Open Avenues over the years. We are beyond grateful for all they do to help our local community, especially those with disabilities. From developing their clients job skills to their incredible Sponsor a Ride program, they are making a profound impact on the people they work with. Serving a Thanksgiving meal is one of the highlights of our year and we can't wait to do it again this year.
Please join us as we celebrate Open Avenues this month.
Want to know how you can give back? Sponsor a ride here: Donate and watch the video to see exactly how thankful they are for your support.
The Three Soldiers (also known as The Three Servicemen) at the National Mall in Washington D.C.[/caption]
For me, Veterans Day and Memorial Day are the two most important federal holidays. On these days, we can all celebrate our freedoms, and, more importantly, recognize those who sacrificed so much.
Today I am very proud to be an American Veteran. But that wasn't always the case. In my early 20's, during the Vietnam era, I was drafted into the military. I did not get a deferment from military service, so it was off to basic training and then to Vietnam. I entered as a private in the U.S. Army. To say that at that time I was angry and resentful of my predicament is an understatement.
I was surprised, however, to find that my tour of duty in Vietnam changed everything for the better. My time and service in the army, in a country so far away and removed in many ways from my life in America, opened my eyes to how fortunate I was to be an American. While in the military, I saw how the world navigates through daily life, very differently from life in America. I saw how, here in America, we can pursue our dreams and strive to do something better today than we did yesterday
Once the blinders of youth, inexperience, anger and resentment were removed, I realized how our freedoms here in American were -- and continue to be -- a catalyst for greatness. We have the freedom to go after our dreams.
I began to realize how fortunate I was and how much I owed to the efforts of those who served and sacrificed. My duties in the army were not those of great generals. I was what was called a pay clerk, typing pay vouchers in what was called a hooch, with my helmet, flak jacket, and M16 next to my typewriter. When I think back to my time in the army so many years ago, I can honestly say that I am very proud to have served my country. I am proud to have served a country that does not promise equal outcomes, but one where we can strive to achieve our individual pursuits with all the freedoms accorded to us.
These freedoms are ours to appreciate because of the time, efforts, and sacrifices of our military - ALL BRANCHES. The men and women of the military stand at the ready to defend and die for our freedoms if necessary, that is their goal.
Thanks to my time in the military I grew and I learned, and did a lot of maturing. In part to my military service I developed tremendous discipline to succeed, but most importantly I realized that I should NEVER waste opportunities that come my way in order to better my life and that of my family and friends whenever possible.
I am a PROUD veteran of the United States Army and to my fellow veterans of all branches, wars and conflicts, past, present, and future, I say THANK YOU to you and your families. Your sacrifice to serve will never go unappreciated by me.
Thank you and God Bless America.
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The University of Arkansas expects the record-breaking overall enrollment. John Brown University has its largest group of new students on campus ...
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