Every year in Norfolk, Virginia, on the weekend before Thanksgiving, the city celebrates the lighting up of the city skyline in a celebration of the holidays with an event called the Grand Illumination. 100,000 spectators converge on the city streets to enjoy the Grand Illumination Parade that follows. Marching bands, local organizations, dance troupes, and balloons all navigate the parade route providing two miles worth of celebration and holiday cheer.
The Real Estate Group, a brokerage located in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, enjoyed a very special honor in this year’s parade. Wearing matching sweatshirts that said “Proudly Serving Our Military”, the ambassador agents of TREG debuted the Blue Angels Balloon to the huge crowd.
The large balloon of a Blue Angels aircraft had to be carefully navigated by TREG’s own agents through the streets of Norfolk. The crowd roared with excitement the entire two-mile route, and it was evident that TREG’s love of the military is a sentiment shared by all in attendance. This year was the first appearance of the Blue Angels balloon at the Grand Illumination Parade, but with a response like the one it received, it certainly not be the last.
The Real Estate Group’s dedication to serving the military is evident in the high level of client care they give to all who serve, and we love their community involvement as well. 100,000 cheering and clapping fans of those who protect us were a magical way to start any holiday celebration, and we feel fortunate to have them in our network of brokerages focused on those who serve!