There are many ways for an individual or a group to give back to their community. Ranging from volunteering to donations, the opportunities available for giving back are vast. But what if I told you about a company that not only gave back to the community, but also felt a tsunami of pride while doing so?
After surveying many people regarding which holiday they favor the most, many of the same answers were received. For obvious reasons, seasonal holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and Easter hold a heavy toll in regards to holiday favoritism due to the traditions of giving and celebration. In addition, we hold close to our hearts the patriotic holidays of Independence and equality.
However, there is one holiday that generates the most pride. There is one holiday that grows and grows in appreciation with every year. There is one holiday that everyone, both young and old, can completely embody. There is one holiday that commemorates a select group of individuals who gave everything up for the protection of strangers. One holiday that signifies the importance of unity and comradery through many generations. One holiday that honors both the living and the fallen. One holiday to reflect on the sacrifices our brothers and sisters in patriotism underwent. One holiday to acknowledge our Veterans!
As a company priding themselves on the motto “Veterans helping Veterans,” there is a lot of pride that we hold on Veterans Day! Having at least one employee served in each war starting from Vietnam and stretching to the current war in Afghanistan, we at Creekside Mortgage firmly believe that this day is the day we can be the most proud of.
Mike Frakes, a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy who also served with the Marines, stated, “Through all the holidays that we celebrate in modern society, Veterans Day is the only holiday that I truly am proud of, and will forever hold deep in my heart.”
Because Mike, our other veteran employees, and any other veteran who fought hard to defend their country feel this kind of vanity on this day, Creekside Mortgage took control and truly gave back!
On November 8th, 2014, Creekside Mortgage sponsored the Veteran Day Parade celebrated at Fort Vancouver. “It was truly amazing to see the joy in the thousands of veterans and participants of the parade on that special day,” said Teri Lane. While Creekside’s very own Floyd Greenwald serving as the keynote speaker, and the Creekside team mobbing throughout the streets passing out U.S. flags, Creekside Mortgage definitely made an impression.
We at Creekside are forever thankful for all the veterans who served their country, and loved giving back to our fellow brothers and sisters at arms!