President's Message


Message from FAMP President Linda Knowlton

Duty, Honor, Country... Words to Live By

National Military Appreciation Month was chosen to fall in May by the United States Congress back in 1999. This was a move intended to offer the general public a chance to thank service members and their families for all their hard work.

FAMP recognizes and expresses deep gratitude to our military members and families.  Our own FAMP family consists of military members and veterans who live in our communities and are a part of our industry.   Our FAMP Chapters throughout the state support the veterans through various events and functions.  Many of our members are specialized and certified in VA mortgages. 

“Thank you for your service” is always appropriate to say to express one’s gratitude, but when I hear this said and say it myself, I feel so humbled to be in the presence of one whose sacrifices are really beyond our comprehension. So, in this month of May, let us all find more than meaningful messages to say to our service members.

In his speech before assembled West Point cadets, General MacArthur, who reminisced of his 30 plus years of military service, said, "Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points: to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn."

Words to live by. 

Linda Knowlton
FAMP President