This Week…Constitution and Citizenship Day

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Home Stager

This Week…Constitution and Citizenship Day

 

Did you know that today is Constitution and Citizenship DayI didn’t either. However, if you haven’t done so lately, what better time than now to refresh your memory?  You can read it here.

 

 

Since the days of Greece and Rome, when the word 'citizen' was a title of honor, we have often seen more emphasis put on the rights of citizenship than on its responsibilities.

Robert Kennedy



It is also a day to acknowledge and honor those who have chosen to become citizens of our wonderful country. They made a choice. Nina Hollander, Broker, Endre Barath, Jr., Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, and George Souto are just a few who come to mind.



We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Abraham Lincoln




I can remember in school we memorized the Preamble to the Constitution. I wonder if they teach this anymore??? Watch this video and Read Along With the Constitution's Preamble.





The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin



I am forever grateful that my grandparents chose to make their way to this country. My parents were born here but I still never take being a citizen of our great country for granted.  

 

 

Citizenship is a privilege and a responsibility. There are some who seem to take it for granted but there are many more who take on that responsibility every day in their communities.

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Comments (31)

Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

It always brings tears to my eyes when I see people becoming American citizens. 

Sep 17, 2022 08:13 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, and thanks for the information about today.  Love the quotes that you shared with us.  Make it a great day!

 

Sep 17, 2022 09:15 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I cannot think of a single "day" that might be more important than this one. We need this day in our schools!

Sep 17, 2022 09:45 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Constitution Day is the day of days for Americans. I pray that more actually read it and 'feel' it as it seems so misunderstood by so many.  And we need to teach our kids, once again, what our constitution is all about and what it really means.

Sep 17, 2022 10:26 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

So much is being lost in schools today by not focusing on the most important things that make this country the best place to live. A day that should garner more attention.

Sep 17, 2022 12:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Grant Schneider you and I are on the same page!!I have a small copy of the Constitution and Declaration I carry with me when I travel. 

Nina Hollander, Broker I love that about you!!!  I mention you many times when I'm talking with others about immigrants. So happy you got to see your great grandbaby. 

Sep 17, 2022 12:32 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti you are so right and Aura Alex I am so sorry for not including your name. You are indeed a proud American and add much here. 

Wayne Martin when we lived in Northern VA we made a point of seeing them in the National Archives. 

Sep 17, 2022 12:34 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

HI Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I think many may have forgotten the "responsibility" part of it. 

Joan Cox I agree. I can't tell you how many times I've thanked my grandparents for making their way here. 

Sep 17, 2022 12:35 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

faye schubert you said it beautifully. It often seems that some citizens are only interested in what our country will do for them. 

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I couldn't agree more!!!  I wonder how many would sacrifice as our parents did during WWII. 

Sep 17, 2022 12:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I agree, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543   Sometimes I think that Israel may have the right idea about mandatory military service. 

Ray Henson you may be right. Those who chose never take being here for granted. 

Sep 17, 2022 12:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

John Pusa you are very welcome. I hope you have a great weekend. 

Sharon Tara me too. I am still thankful for being born here!!!

Sep 17, 2022 01:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Will Hamm very happy that you liked the quotes. Have a great Saturday. 

I agree Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty It must be taught. And I do remember studying this as well as memorizing the Preamble. 

Sep 17, 2022 01:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I agree with you!!!   I have a small booklet that has the Declaration and Constitution. It is always in my travel bag. 

Sep 17, 2022 01:30 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Same here Kathy!

Sep 17, 2022 01:40 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was not aware of this special day.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Sep 17, 2022 02:04 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy thank you for the mention.  Becoming a citizen of this amazing country was one of my proudest days.

Sep 17, 2022 03:42 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  thank you for your kind mention. I am always grateful that my father persisted when they did not want to let us into this country legally. He wrote to then President Johnson and asked him to intervene and let us in. Now with that said I was so grateful when I became a Citizen and in turn be allowed to got to USMA and ultimately give back to this great country by becoming an Airborne Ranger Infantry CPT. On a side note at USMA I took a semester of Constitutional Law and enjoyed every minute of the class. Endre

Sep 17, 2022 04:39 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Very important words, Kathy!

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

Sep 17, 2022 04:54 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 17, 2022 04:56 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
What a wonderful reminder. I love the quote from Robert Kennedy which compliments the words of his brother, JFK, during his inauguration speech:
"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country"

We need to get back to that mindset.

 

Sep 18, 2022 11:30 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

My wife is one of those that took the privilege to become a citizen seriously and she is as staunch a supporter of our country as many born here or maybe even better

Sep 20, 2022 10:49 AM