This is the time of year to remember the men and women who gave their lives protecting our freedom. It's the reason we celebrate Memorial day in the US. It's our opportunity to not only remember but to thank our true heroes - our service people and their families. It also allows us to reflect on the freedoms these brave, selfless individuals gave their lives for.
One of these freedoms is the right to own Property. The right to own Property is instrumental in our ability to pursue our unalienable rights as set forth in the Declaration of Independence… the right to the pursuit of happiness. This was written long before there was a Memorial Day. in fact, one of the founding principles of this great country. The statement is as true today as when it was then. Owning Property allows us to build homes, raise our families, start businesses and build communities. These rights allow us to improve our lives, exercise our freedoms and pursue happiness as we choose. But, like all good things, there is sometimes a cost.
Many American families must make sacrifices. Their loved ones may leave to defend our country, with no guarantee they will ever return. These family members are the motivational force behind every soldier. We are all fortunate to be covered under the blanket of security that motivational force creates.
I am proud to be an American. I hold a special place in my heart for all who have served in the past, serve now and will serve our great country in the future. The sacrifices they have made allows me and my family to pursue happiness.
I feel humble that God gave me the talent to be a Realtor in order to help others pursue their dream of happiness as a property owner. It is my duty to understand my chosen trade and assist those who put their trust in me to help them and their families get to that place where they can continue to pursue happiness.
So it is today that I thank all the men, women and the families of those that serve in the armed forces for defending the rights we so cherish, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!
From the bottom of my heart, I thank you!
Now go out and find a mother, father, aunt, uncle, brother, sister, cousin, friend, acquaintance or total stranger who has served or is serving our country and thank them. It is definitely a two way gift.