Memorial day..My Pet Peeve!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc)

Today is Memorial Day and what bugs me most about this particular day is that people do not understand what this day is actually for.

I have run into too may lately...who just don't get it!  

It was not created to give you a 3 day weekend because YOU need it.It was not created,so you can run out first thing in the morning to get all your supplies for a pool party and barbecue today.  

It was created to remember those who gave their lives so you can have a 3 day weekend...so you can have pool parties.

To all of our armed forces and to those who gave their lives....  

Thank You!

 

Comments (32)

BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

I just checked out your post Steve...Excellent!

May 26, 2008 10:18 AM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

Don,if you look around today..there are quite a few who think it is for BBQ's and nothing more...It's all about them today

May 26, 2008 10:20 AM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

Robert..Absolutely!

May 26, 2008 10:20 AM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

Steve,I am with you on the toast!Cheers!

May 26, 2008 10:21 AM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

Thanks Kara

May 26, 2008 10:21 AM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

Thank You Michael!

May 26, 2008 10:22 AM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

Bart,I agree...they don't get it and probably never will

May 26, 2008 10:23 AM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

Yes,we do Chuck

May 26, 2008 10:23 AM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

BLREast..You have a very good point.The Veterans do have their day in November and today should be for those gone....but I don't mind the living vets getting extra kudos today

May 26, 2008 10:25 AM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

Leesa,it can be frustrating..I am happy you get it!

May 26, 2008 10:25 AM
blreast therealty4u
Beach and Luxury Realty, Inc. - New Smyrna Beach, FL

nothing wrong

with acknowledging the good people do...

   while they are alive to know about our appreciation...

    

Why do people wait til others are dead..

 to say good things about them..

 

   It's a bit late for them to hear it.. don't you think?

 

 Share with those you love and those you appreciate..

 the good that you wish to acknowledge ..

 while they are still with you..

      pretty words at their funeral..

 are nice.. but while they are alive.. is so  much better..

 

  As I've believed for a long while..

  giving Flowers to the living...

 sure beats a bunch at the funeral....

 

   ???? ?  Have you said some kind words, given a few flowers, or a meaningful act of kindness  to those you care about lately???

.... if you have a heart....you may well  regret that you didn't sooner and more often.....

 

May 26, 2008 04:01 PM
Andy Laughlin
ConnectRealty.com - Bellingham, WA

Hey thanks for posting this. Thanks to the troops, all who have served are serving and who died for this country!!!!

May 26, 2008 09:27 PM
Nancy Robertson
Signature Style Staging - Dallas, TX
RESA

Amen!  Too many people take for granted what we have in this country.  They don't realize what others sacrificed for us to have the freedom we have in the USA.  Thanks to our armed forces and their families who sacrifice so much for all of us!

May 27, 2008 09:26 AM
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI

BLR, excellent post! And a nice ThemThem to our military men and women past and present who have fought for our freedom and their ultimate sacrifice of life in some cases.

May 27, 2008 10:28 AM
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

BLR Guy, I just have to say amen to your post and the comments! We are blessed to have men and women who will serve our country to preserve our freedoms. God Bless our Troops!

May 27, 2008 10:48 PM
Cris Burlew
Beach & Luxury Realty, Inc. - Saint Pete Beach, FL
Broker ~ St Pete Beach FL Real Estate

Excellent post and well said...straight to the point! It's a shame most people don't understand what it's all about and certainly not passed down to the children, so they will never know!

Thank You to all who have died serving our country and thank you to all who are fighting for us now!

May 28, 2008 01:48 PM
Cris Burlew
Beach & Luxury Realty, Inc. - Saint Pete Beach, FL
Broker ~ St Pete Beach FL Real Estate

Excellent post and well said...straight to the point! It's a shame most people don't understand what it's all about and certainly not passed down to the children, so they will never know!

Thank You to all who have died serving our country and thank you to all who are fighting for us now!

May 28, 2008 01:48 PM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru

Rick, I asked a kid way back when I was coaching youth baseball what his plans were for this particular 3 day weekend and I was floored by his answer.

"it is the time that my dad gets drunk and then fights with my mom and we usually end up going to grandma's"

How sad.

May 28, 2008 03:48 PM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

It is sad that many don't at least take a moment of their time during the weekend to at least remember our service men and women.  They have sacrificed a lot for us.  Nazareth holds a small Memorial Day parade and then stop at the circle in town to remember the fallen Veterans.  Would you believe only a handful of people show up?  And I know it's not because they are sleeping in.  It's held at 11AM.

May 29, 2008 01:00 AM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

Thanks to all who commented on my post here...it was refreshing to see quite a few of you get it...I just wish more people were like you

May 29, 2008 01:16 AM