Taking time to remember: Memorial Day & Weekend..

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 01238708

Almost every year I write a blog post similar to this one: What is Memorial Day & the Weekend all about? Well the answer is so easy:  it is a time to remember and honor our fallen heroes. That is this weekend is all the soldiers in all four branches of the military who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we could enjoy our freedom.

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After almost fifteen months of social distancing, our lives have changed dramatically. Many people liked and got accustomed to gathering virtually to commemorate events like Christmas, New Years and the list goes on and on. I never did, I just appreciated that we could not have Open Houses and all buyers had to send me a PEAD and proof of funds to show that they were real buyers. I always disliked Zoom, I was perfectly fine with sending emails, text and talking to people on the phone, I did not need to be tied to my computer for one to two hours.

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Let me be clear On Memorial Day, we honor those who gave their lives! They served in military service to our country and died for us. It is not the backyard barbeque. It is all about rememberance of these men and women and the sacrifice they made on our behalf.

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Learn what you can do to honor these service members and it is important to keep them in your memory. So if you want to respect those who gave their lives for our freedom do not write post with headlines "Happy Memorial Day" it make me sad when I see these Headlines!

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Try something like : In observance of Memorial Day! or In Honoring and Remembering Those who gave the ultimate sacrifice! Or write: ways to honor our fallen heroes.

Do not confuse it with Veterans Day, that is a different holiday too. It is not about thanking Veterans for their service! It is about thanking the mother's and father's whose children gave the ultimate sacrifice and died for our freedom! Thank the wives and husbands whose loved ones died for us!

 

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Comments (28)

Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there Endre! I agree with you my friend. We need to remember what it is really about

May 29, 2021 07:23 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Endre

Even though I never served, I was an Air Force brat for 20+ years, I totally respect and have appreciation for those that did. Thank you for your service sir, cheers cvc

May 29, 2021 07:55 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Endre Barath, Jr., sadly, many don't know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Many gave everything for our freedom. Thank you for this post, well said. 

May 29, 2021 08:32 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

It seems a majority will flit through the weekend celebrating the arrival of summer time fun. There is so much more to think about. Thank you for a lovely and patriotic post. 

May 29, 2021 08:33 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Endre,

And so it goes, some will remember and some will not remember those who gave their lives for our way of life...A

May 29, 2021 10:19 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hannah Williams  well said, thank you, Endre

May 29, 2021 11:54 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James Dray  sorry for the late reply and late comment last two days were really testing my Real Estate skills... and I will just leave it at that:))Endre

May 29, 2021 11:59 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael Jacobs  yes it is disappointing.... I can spread the blame to many levels...instead I just keep trying to educate via my annual post about the subject:)Endre

May 29, 2021 12:02 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre Barath, Jr.- My son is a Marine Veteran who worked many years at Riverside Memorial Cemetary.  It had been one of the most active in the system.  It was "all hands on deck" during this time.  I often said that every day was Memorial Day for my son.  He had to help many families of fallen Heroes every day of the week.  Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend and say a prayer for those Gold Star families. 

May 29, 2021 03:12 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre well said.  The Bible teaches us that there is no great love than laying down your life for another.  Memorial Day is a day that recognizes that kind of love and sacrifice.

May 29, 2021 04:05 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Brian England yes it added different layers of extra stress on many, Endre

May 30, 2021 11:55 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina Hollander, Broker  this platform allows me to get the word out that teachers and parents should, so if one person learns from it I am thrilled, Endre

May 30, 2021 11:56 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol Williams  like you I love our National Anthem and I stand proudly when I hear it, Endre

May 30, 2021 11:57 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

faye schubert  we are on the same page, Endre

May 30, 2021 11:58 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ed Silva  thank you for adding to the conversation

May 30, 2021 11:59 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Rocky Dickerson  I am always amazed people do not know....it is sad, Endre

May 30, 2021 09:39 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Curtis Van Carter  thank you for commenting, Endre

May 30, 2021 09:39 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Beth Atalay  thank you for stopping in and we are on the same page, hope all is well with you, Endre

May 30, 2021 09:40 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Of course, being from a military family, I agree with you 100%, Endre! Although I have written about this being a somber holiday (and I did again today before having read this!!), I still get texts from friends (mostly colleagues) wishing me a 'Happy Memorial Day.' How sad that so many are that uneducated?!! 

May 31, 2021 09:00 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Endre - absolutely right!  In our town of North Castle the town always held the rememberance at 6:30 after work on the 30th just so that there would be no confusion on the meaning of the day.  In addition to speakers and laying wreaths our high school band played patriotic songs.  Both of my daughters went through that.

May 31, 2021 09:13 AM