Happy Memorial Day from a grateful nation.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

Happy Memorial Day from a grateful nation.  I never come upon this day without thinking about the great cost of our freedom.  When you travel abroad, you soon learn that the United States is unique in so many ways.  Our uniqueness is the result of the great freedom we enjoy. 

Our freedom gives us the ability to create, to invent, to do and to dream, to write and to speak, to debate and to disagree.  It gives us the choice to live where we chose, to work in a job we seek after and to spend our money on things we determine and desire.  It is a freedom with few restrictions, but it carries great responsibility. 

This freedom, that is so freely given to everyone born on our shores, is not free.  It has costs many of our brave sons and daughters the ultimate price.  They willingly sacrificed their all for unseen and unknown neighbors of this great country, and to them we say, "Thank you."

Comments (13)

Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Happy Memorial Day to all of us!

Love the quote -- 

Passion is contagious - infect somebody -- TODAY!

May 25, 2014 01:26 PM
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Happy Memorial Day!  Turning setbacks into springboards are great words of wisdom to live by.

May 25, 2014 01:36 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Mike, This is a wonderful message from an outstanding American. We need him again today. 

May 25, 2014 03:02 PM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Thanks, Praful. Have a great Memorial Day.

Thank you, Diana. Have a great Memorial Day.

I'm with you, William. 

May 25, 2014 09:53 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Very well said Mike.  Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy today.                              

May 26, 2014 12:01 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Good for you Mike.

I cannot write about this day simply because words cannot describe my feelings. 

May 26, 2014 12:30 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Mike, So glad to be an American, to be able to express without censor or fear of harm. War affects everyone, especially those in the front lines or those who lose loved ones. It stays fresh in the mind because our hearts remember the pain of loss as if it were just yesterday.

May 26, 2014 12:54 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

There is not very much to ad to that.  Thanks for a great post.

May 26, 2014 02:46 AM
Dwight Puntigan
DRP Realty, LLC - Saint Peters, MO
Dwight Puntigan

Many of our local communities have put up war memorials.  Nearly everyone of them is having a special gathering today.  Here in St Peters, Mo I just returned from ours and was overwhelmed by the program and the huge crowd of attendees.

May 26, 2014 05:06 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Thanks, Jared, and the same to you and Amanda.

I hear you, Lenn.

Well said, Wanda.

Reagan was a great speaker, Gene. He knew how to connect with the best in each one of us.

Dwight, that is wonderful to hear.

May 26, 2014 05:43 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Wonderful tribute! I'm very grateful for all those who are willing to serve so that we can live in peace and freedom. 

May 26, 2014 06:48 AM
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Broker/Owner
Travis Realty - Enterprise, AL
email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846

Been a BUSY Memorial Day Weekend for our family. Most of the morning at a local Cemetery for a Ceremony. I'll post about that tomorrow.

May 26, 2014 08:30 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for posting and sharing President Reagan's YouTube.  Fitting tribute to the fallen.  Human freedom is indeed "precious."  Chapters in history never close and should always be remembered with reverence.

May 27, 2014 01:06 AM