Thoughts On Honor, Sacrifice, And Freedom For Memorial Day Weekend

Reblogger Barbara Todaro
Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/MAX Executive Realty 104763

Beautifully written post and video to see this morning...

Original content by Nina Hollander


Honor, Sacrifice, Freedom, Never Forgetting...


As we begin to look towards the Memorial Day Weekend holiday, let's never forget that we enjoy our many freedoms in the United States of America because there have been so many throughout our history who sacrificed their all to protect our freedom.


As I do each year, I've posted my favorite Memorial Day Tribute video, which never fails to move me. It is all the more powerful because it is silent except for the music. The message is simple and powerful: Honor, Sacrifice, Freedom Is Not Free, and We Should Never Forget. As Elie Wiesel said: "Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory there would be no civilization, no future."


In the spirit of remembering why we observe Memorial Day and why we can enjoy this long weekend holiday in the first place, please take a minute to watch this video to remember and honor those who gave their lives for our great country, as well as to never forget that freedom is not free and has been paid for with the blood of the heroes who were willing to pay the ulitimate price with their lives for our nation and our freedom.






"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."

       George S. Patton


"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981


"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."

          Joseph Campbell


"And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave."

Joseph Rodman Drake


"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it."




Let us observe this Memorial Day Weekend in memory of many and in honor of all. Thank you to all who have sacrificed for our freedom. We owe each who has sacrificed a debt that can never truly be repaid. Never forgetting that sacrifice is but a small down payment on that debt.



May We Never Forget Featured Image credited to LoveThisPic





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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Barbara. Nina let's us know we should thank those who made this holiday weekend possible. Thanks to them! Enjoy your day!

May 24, 2019 05:29 AM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Barbara, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

May 24, 2019 05:33 AM #2
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

What a wonderful video of the many who served for you and me.  Thank you so much for the reblog I did not catch the first one.  Hope you have a blessed weekend!

May 24, 2019 06:08 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again Barbara. I too was inspired and moved by Noina's post.

May 24, 2019 06:42 AM #4
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Thank you for sharing this post from Nina Hollander.The video is a moving and fitting tribute to those who have served and, especially, for those who did not come home. 

May 24, 2019 08:04 AM #5
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Barbara,   You pick a great reblog by Nina for this weekend.  Hope you are planning time with your family this week.


May 24, 2019 08:31 AM #6
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

thanks, everyone, for your nice comments....and wishing all of you a Safe Memorial Day Weekend....

May 24, 2019 12:13 PM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Barbara - those were heart felt thoughts from Nina.  I share those thoughts.

May 24, 2019 12:40 PM #8
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it."


How very true and how lucky we all are...

May 24, 2019 02:05 PM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Barbara these are very appropriate words Nina Hollander has provided here, as is the video.

May 24, 2019 04:07 PM #10
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Barbara... and thank you so much for the reblog. This post was truly written from my heart. I'm an immigrant to this country of a family that lived under oppressive regimes and I understand first-hand the cost of fighting for freedom.

May 25, 2019 04:52 AM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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