For Veterans


The U.S. Marines were a big part of many lives in the past and hold added benefits for veterans in the future. The Lore Team wanted to provide some background information to show the many achievements of the Marines Corps Reserve during and after their service for the country.

Background Info

The mission of the Marine Forces or Corps Reserve is to reinforce and replenish active duty Marine forces during war and in cases of national emergencies. They also serve to provide addition personnel relief to the marine Corps during peacetime. In this blog, we will be highlighting some facts that we would like you to know about the “citizen-warriors” of the Marine corps Reserve. To start off, it is important to note that of the over 589,000 men who served in the Marines during World War II, almost 70% were reservists, which accounts for a very large number of the total population. The famous “Toys for Tots” was created initially by reservist Maj. William Hendricks in 1947, which then later transformed into a nationwide Marine Corps Reserve public affairs project. Year after year this campaign has helped to add some positivity to the world no matter what is going on at the moment. In addition, over 300 women enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve for service during World War I, a number that has steadily improved as women have become increasingly involved in all areas over time. To prove this statement, more than 19,000 women joined in World War II, an 18,700 number difference compared to the First World War. The biggest fact that stands out is that 44 of the 82 WWII Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients were reservists, showing their devotion and dedication for the cause.


In conclusion, it is safe to assume that the Marines have done more than enough sacrifices for this country. In return, the Lore team wanted to dedicate some background info to show our respect for our veterans, as our very own George Freelove has also served his time in the Marines from 1965-1971(3 years active and 3 as a reserve).

George – USMC – Honorable Discharge 1968 to 1971 George is the president of Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals. What is the VAREP? Established in 2011, the USA Homeownership Foundation, Inc. DBA Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP), is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to increasing sustainable homeownership, financial-literacy education, VA loan awareness, and economic opportunity for the active-military and veteran communities. While our focus is on the active-military and veteran communities, our services are also offered to eligible low-to-moderate income (LMI) families. Our doors are open to all that want to realize the American Dream of homeownership. VAREP and its members represent and work within all sectors of the real estate, housing, and financial services industries.

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