Memorial Day...Service, Honor, and Sacrifice

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Memorial Day...Service, Honor, and Sacrifice

 

It has been refreshing to see so much written about what Memorial Day is about...not the barbecues or time off...or trips to the beach...but the lives given while in service to our country. 

A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. George William Curtis

Those were lost lives who would never get married or grow old and play with their grandchildren. There were dreams that would not be fulfilled. 

 

 

This Memorial Day, let’s say a prayer for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. 

Let’s strive to live our lives in a manner that honors those who gave their lives for us.

 

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

Comments (27)

Rachel Morin
New Star Real Estate - Vernal, UT
morin2realty

I really love the pic you posted, Kathy.  Very beautiful!  Thank you for the Memorial post today.  

May 31, 2021 06:18 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, it is a solemn day to remember those we lost while they were serving.

May 31, 2021 06:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Kathy.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding Memorial Day.

May 31, 2021 07:46 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Kathy and thank you for this thoughtful post on this day where we honor our fallen heroes.

May 31, 2021 08:19 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and today is such a special day for the brave men and women that great their all for us.

May 31, 2021 08:26 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy,

A lovely post!  There were many that did not come back in many wars!  I think that appreciating that act is something to be aware of daily.  A

May 31, 2021 08:58 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

We have much to be appreciative of on this day, Kathy.  And, that is especially for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy!

May 31, 2021 09:27 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - your last quote is so poignant. This is a very special day indeed...

May 31, 2021 01:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin for me, I know of high school friends who never returned. It's always hard to think about their loss. 

Nina Hollander, Broker thank you. We can't bring them back but we have to do what we can to make them feel that what they fought for was worthwhile. 

 

May 31, 2021 04:05 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy many gave their life for the freedom we have today.  May we never take that freedom for granted.

May 31, 2021 04:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat Palmiotti Thank you. We went out to the Fallen Warriors Memorial in Cypress today and there were flowers, wreaths and lots of American flags. 

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog Thank you and hope that you enjoyed yours. 

May 31, 2021 04:11 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Steve Schultz You are very welcome!!!

Michael Jacobs Thank you. We all want to show our respect to those who are and have served in the military but a special day should be set aside just for those who lost their lives. 

May 31, 2021 04:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian Englandour family considers ourselves very blessed not to have lost someone in World War II or the Vietnam War. 

Rachel Morin Thank you... we took the first one when we lived outside DC. 

May 31, 2021 04:17 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joan Cox you are right...a solemn day. 

Roy Kelley I wish the same to you and Chef Dolores. 

Rocky Dickerson Thank you. This day hits close to home for many. 

May 31, 2021 04:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will Hamm it really is and one we need to remember. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel We have to remember them for their sake and ours. 

Myrl Jeffcoat the life we all enjoy...our freedoms...all because of their sacrifices. 

May 31, 2021 04:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® isn't that a moving quote. 

George Souto once we begin to take for granted the freedoms we have, we are set to lose them. 

 

May 31, 2021 04:28 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I am thrilled we are making progress not only in our community but getting the word out... I loved your post and could not have said it better than you did:

It has been refreshing to see so much written about what Memorial Day is about...not the barbecues or time off...or trips to the beach...but the lives given while in service to our country.

 

May 31, 2021 07:14 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing your insight and thoughts with us. I was moved Kathy Streib 

May 31, 2021 07:40 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

While I did not serve, by best friend did. He still will not talk about it.  I totally understand

Jun 01, 2021 12:04 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

The weather here in Nothern VA was very dreary this weekend and I ended up in conversation with an older gentleman at the pharmacy about it.  I remarked,  "The reality is, this weather suits the reason for the holiday.  It's a somber one and this weather won't let us forget." 

Jun 01, 2021 09:23 AM