Remembering What Memorial Day is All About

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Real Estate RS301772

American FlagI would like to take this moment to thank all of our veterans who have sacrificed to the ultimate, for freedom and liberty. God bless you, your fallen, and your families.


Yesterday while I was out showing property I saw many many people enjoying Lake Wallenpaupack and the beautiful surroundings here in Pike and Wayne County. Swimming, laughing, grilling good food and enjoying cold drinks. We had our own little get together last evening with a some good friends.

My brother served in the military for 8 years - I am thankful that he was not in harms way, but I also am keenly aware of the lost, the fallen, the wounded, the MIAs, the POWs...and my heart breaks for those who suffered so much so that liberty and freedom can prevail. I thank God for you and for your sacrifices past, and present. Today, let's take a break from the parties and remember those who gave all.

in 2009, the Moving Wall came to Hawley and my family went. I am thankful to have had the opportunity. Though I personally did not know anyone killed in Vietnam (I was born in 1969) my heart broke at all the names on that wall, and the tokens of love and memorial left behind.

THEY are what Memorial Day is about.

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Comments (4)

Nancy Larson
I am a licensed referral agent in NJ - Hutchinson Island, FL

That brought back a lot of memories.....I remember Nam and the hometown boys that lost their lives,


May 31, 2010 05:05 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Karen, great reminder!  Thank you!

May 31, 2010 09:13 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Excellent post and thanks for taking the time to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 

May 31, 2010 12:48 PM
Mary Kay Hopkins
Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB - Lake Charles, LA

Karen, this is especially appreicated given your age. A fellow I dated in high school died in Viet Nam in 1969.  I thought I had grieved for him until the moving wall came to Lake Charles several years ago.  Finding and touching his name on that wall had a profound impact.  Thanks for your meaningful post.

May 31, 2010 02:23 PM