Special offer

On Memorial Day: Honor, Remember, Give Thanks For Those Who Gave All

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty 179530


On Memorial Day:  Honor, Remember, Give Thanks For Those Who Gave All


"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."

... St Ambrose


Let's each of us pause for a moment today to honor the memories of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in giving their lives for our country and our cherished freedoms. Let's also reflect on the sacrifices made by the families of the fallen.  On this Memorial Day, I hope each of us will take the opportunity to acknowledge their selfless sacrifice, pay our respects and express our heartfelt gratitude.


"This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn't come home. This is not Veteran's Day, it's not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom."

... Tamra Bolton


In the words of President John F. Kennedy:

"A nation reveals itself not only by the mend it produces, but also by the men it remembers, the men it honors."



Today, let's honor and say thank you for the brave men and women who gave all and families and loved ones left behind. And as we do so, let's remember our own commitments to live and serve with passion, joy and enthusiasm.


"The brave die never, though they sleep in dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men."

Minot J Savage


"For love of country they accepted death."

James A Garfield


"We don't know them all, but we owe them all."




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



"May we never forget freedom; it is never free."



 Video: Speech from Ronald Reagan, 1985 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial


"What they gave us is beyond our powers to repay."






Posted by


 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor




Broker, Realtor, MBA, GRI, ABR, SRES, CDPE, SFR, SPS, CMRS
Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty
Direct: 704-779-0813
Website: www.GreatHomesInCharlotte.com
Blog: News You Can Use From The Greater Charlotte Area
Search For All Charlotte Area Homes: www.GreatHomesInCharlotte.com 

Charlotte Magazine 5-Star Customer Satisfaction Award Winner Since 2007


 Connect with me also on these sites:  


facebook twitterlinkedinpinterest



Oh by the way, I'm never too busy for any of your referrals!


Find Your Charlotte Home


How Much Is My Home Worth       Free Charlotte Relocation Package




Disclaimer:  Nothing in this blog article is to be construed as legal advice, tax advice, or financial advice.  For legal advice see an attorney.   For tax advice or financial advice see a tax attorney, certified public accountant, or other qualified professional.


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

Good morning Nina. I believe the quote that goes right to the point is: "We don't know them all but we owe them all"! Enjoy your day.

May 27, 2024 05:46 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Wayne Martin amen to that, Wayne. Wishing you a wonderful day, as well.

May 27, 2024 06:12 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like the quote you shared from St. Ambrose!  I am certainly thankful that I didn't have to serve in the military and respect those who did.

May 27, 2024 05:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Brian England I've always loved that St. Ambrose quote. And it can apply to more than just the military.

May 27, 2024 06:13 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nina, Our deepest appreciation and thankfulness to all who have bravely served our Country!

May 27, 2024 07:23 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 good morning, Sheila and Larry... those brave souls should be appreciated every day and not just on Memorial Day.

May 27, 2024 09:29 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Nina, for this special post.

Have an outstanding day.

May 27, 2024 07:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Roy Kelley thanks, Roy, for stopping by and the lovely comment. Wishing you and Dolores a lovely Memorial Day.

May 27, 2024 09:29 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Nina,
Your videos all brought tears and goosebumps.  I have a deep appreciation for all veterans, for those currently serving and, especially, those who died in service to gain and protect our freedoms. I hope we aren't shedding tears in the future for letting it slip away. That would be the ultimate disrespect for those who died for it.

May 27, 2024 08:45 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Carol Williams hi Carol... I agree that this would be the ultimate disrespect. Hopefully we never get to that point.

May 27, 2024 09:30 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- what a beautiful tribute and reminder of why we have a Memorial Day. Larry and I were out at the Fallen Warrior Memorial this morning. We must remember those who did not come home...who did not get to live the lives we have and who left loved ones behind. 

May 27, 2024 10:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib thanks, Kathy. Did you take any pictures from the Memorial that you can share?

May 27, 2024 12:16 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina our fallen men and women deserve to be honored not only today but everyday.

May 27, 2024 03:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

George Souto good morning, George. You won't get any disagreement from me on that!

May 28, 2024 04:16 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina loved your post and how you recognize those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we could be enjoying our freedom...Endre

May 27, 2024 08:46 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Endre Barath, Jr. thank you, Endre. 

May 28, 2024 04:16 AM
Abby Stiller
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker I love love your post. Thanks to all brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. God bless them and their families. 

May 28, 2024 11:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Abby Stiller thank you, Abby. We can never forget those who shed their blood for our freedoms.

May 28, 2024 11:32 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nina:

I love this wonderful tribute to those who served and gave their lives. I missed it on Memorial Day but perhaps it's even more special to read it now, or any time! Thank you!


May 30, 2024 03:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Jeff Dowler, CRS thank you, Jeff, for that lovely comment. Wishing you a nice weekend ahead.

May 31, 2024 05:39 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Nina Hollander, Broker  Beautiful post - hope you enjoyed your weekend 

May 31, 2024 08:15 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Hannah Williams thank you, Hannah. It was a quiet weekend... not moving too far from home these days as I'm in for a hip replacement on Monday and dealing with quite a bit of pain.

May 31, 2024 11:33 AM
Hannah Williams

Oh Nina Hollander, Broker so sorry to hear that. It is painful and you will have a long road ahead of you in recovery time. Hang in there my friend 

May 31, 2024 11:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Hannah Williams thanks, Hannah. I've been told by at least half a dozen people who've been through this that recovery is quick and easy and pain is nothing compared to the pain prior to surgery. It's outpatient surgery these days so I'll be home on Monday. Biggest restriction is no driving for a couple of weeks.

May 31, 2024 11:56 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - This was very tasteful tribute on Memorial's Day to the Soldiers who gave all. 

Until now, I never saw that Billy Ray Cyrus video but I really liked it a lot. As a young man, Billy was very handsome. I thought he may have been influenced by Elvis. 

All in all, I wish you all the best life has to give. When it comes to real estate, you give your all. 

Jun 01, 2024 06:32 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP thank you, Patricia for your gracious comment. And thank you for your phone message. I've been running around (albeit very slowly) getting my home, myself, and my work ready for my surgery tomorrow. I kept feeling I had plenty of time and suddenly the day is almost upon me. Will check in once I'm on the mend. 

Jun 02, 2024 11:43 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Good Morning, Nina Hollander, Broker I missed reading your amazing post for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Your videos should remind us never to forget our fallen heroes. 

Jun 02, 2024 07:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Jerry Newman thank you, Jerry, for your lovely comment. And I spent some time trying to select just the right videos to get the message across.

Jun 02, 2024 11:41 AM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Nina Hollander, Broker A beautiful post for what was a very solemn day.   The quotes are perfect especially, "We don't know them all, but we owe them all."

Jun 02, 2024 04:28 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Elyse Berman, PA good morning and thank you Elyse for your lovely comment!

Jun 03, 2024 03:15 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hi Nina, finally had sufficient Internet to visit AR.   Funny the Internet blocked your video.   Hope you enjoyed your Holiday weekend.


Jun 04, 2024 05:00 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Joan Cox hi Joan... sounds like you've been enjoying your trip. I spent the weekend and last week getting ready for my hip surgery yesterday... now a bit of a prisoner in my own home.

Jun 04, 2024 05:01 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When are you scheduled for surgery, sorry didn't write it down.

Jun 04, 2024 05:12 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Joan Cox my surgery was yesterday.

Jun 04, 2024 05:47 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

OOOHHH, hope you are able to get around soon, and feel better.

Jun 04, 2024 06:13 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Joan Cox thanks, Joan. I'm up and about... slowly and hobbling a bit, but overall okay. Pain is not too bad and way less than I was expecting. So now I know what to expect when my right hip is replaced in a few months.

Jun 04, 2024 06:24 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Missed your post, Nina. Beautifully done and our military people should honored every day!

Jun 08, 2024 04:05 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! thank you, Wanda. And I couldn't agree more... our military and all first responders should be honored and thanked daily.

Jun 09, 2024 04:28 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Nina Hollander, Broker 

So very true. It reminds me of the Bible verse, Romans 13:7

 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

Jun 11, 2024 09:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308 hi Katina... that Bible verse was perfect!

Jun 11, 2024 11:01 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Nina, this comes through from the heart and is a warm and caring Memorial day post.  We salute them all.

Jun 12, 2024 05:20 PM