Have a solemn Memorial Day.

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with American West Realty and Management 12599

 

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. The purpose is to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military.

It was originally know as "Decoration Day" shortly after the Civil War. It became an official federal holiday in 1971. It was originally observed on May 30th but was eventually changed to be observed on a Monday. As predicted, this change turned into a 3-day weekend rather than a solemn observance of those that have sacrificed their lives for us.

 

I hope you have a great weekend.

I hope you have a solemn Memorial Day.

 

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Comments (23)

Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Thank you for the comment, Kasey & John Boles .

May 26, 2017 02:58 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

A group of folks fought the change for just that reason, Carol Williams . Unfortunately, they lost and now we have another reason to BBQ. Thank you for commenting.

May 26, 2017 02:59 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I'll be there with you, Doug Dawes . Thank you for commenting.

May 26, 2017 02:59 PM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

So true Nathan. It's turned into a weekend of pool parties, beach going and barbecues. There's nothing wrong with all that stuff, except that's not what the holiday is about. We are so blessed and owe a debt of gratitude to these fallen heroes.

May 27, 2017 12:55 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Nathan

The fallen have my respect . . . . as well as all American.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 27, 2017 08:39 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

My heart goes out to all those who have lost people in combat. Many blessings with love and light!

May 28, 2017 03:48 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It's got to be the most brave thing a lot of us can do. This is regardless of anything

May 28, 2017 03:49 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My dad was a mail carrier and every Memorial Day he had off work. I remember him telling me why the day was so important and he didn't do any work on the day in respect for those that had sacrificed.

May 28, 2017 06:38 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Maggie Dokic thank you for commenting. I also spend this day with family and a BBQ but we are sure to remember those we've lost and pray for those they've left behind.

May 29, 2017 05:56 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Thank you for taking the time to comment, Lou Ludwig . 

May 29, 2017 05:57 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It is a great sacrifice and one worthy of remembering. Thanks for commenting, Laura Cerrano .

May 29, 2017 05:58 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Debbie Reynolds , it sounds like he understood. I find it disrespectful to turn the day into another reason for discounted mattresses. 

May 29, 2017 06:00 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Nathan, your post really captures what Memorial Day should be about. It's so important we all stop and give thanks to honor those who lost their lives and served to for our freedom. Freedom isn't free and today is a solemn day. Thank you for sharing this, I completely agree with your message. 

May 29, 2017 06:27 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Thank you for taking the time to comment, Amanda S. Davidson .

May 29, 2017 07:08 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Nathan Gesner and thanks for the blog and one that I wish more people would be reading.

 

May 29, 2017 08:02 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Thank you for reading and commenting, Will.

May 29, 2017 09:34 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I just read your other post as well Nathan Gesner and have to say you gave me chills and an insight into the past. First thank you for your service and sacrifice. I have friends who also served and a couple of them took years to recover from their service and fight. Some of which love to share stories and others who will never speak of it again. Although some of today's generation do not know the sacrifice, i bestow you and others, my deepest thank you not just today, but every day that keeps us free to do what we do. As well as to always remember those who gave everything who are not here today

May 29, 2017 11:44 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Thank you, Scott Godzyk . My grandfather served in WWII and saw some heavy action and was wounded. I never heard him say a word about it. Then again, I don't remember him saying more than a few sentences to me! I normally don't talk about it, either. Not that it bothers me, but primarily because I don't want to glorify it or gain attention for it. There are people I've known for years that don't even know I served and that's fine with me.

May 30, 2017 05:08 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Nathan.  Thanks for writing about the real meaning of this very special day.

May 31, 2017 05:05 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, Gabe.

May 31, 2017 07:13 AM