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Memorial Day...Remember...

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For many we remember our loved ones, our neighbors, our friends and those we don't know who served in the military and sacrificed their lives so we may enjoy the liberties guaranteed by our U.S. Constitution. This is truly a Day of Remembrance.

One fact that I recently read was Native Americans as an ethnicity had a greater military participation percentage of 19% compared to other ethnicities with an average of 14% military participation.

For many family members, they do remember the ones lost in wars and military conflicts. My oldest cousin who I never had the chance to meet died in the European theater during WWII. I had a dear older friend who died in Vietnam. My husband who served in Vietnam did see many of his comrades give their lives.

Yes today is a day of remembrance. Unfortunately as George Santayana stated:

“Only the dead have seen the end of the war.”

Today, we recognize the courageous heroes who sacrificed their lives to protect our country and freedom. Thank you to everyone who has served our country, past, present, and future. #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #memorialday #rememberandhonor #thankyou

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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you for your Memorial Day post Leanne Smith ,

I especially liked your message:  "Today, we recognize the courageous heroes who sacrificed their lives to protect our country and freedom." Amen!

May 27, 2024 09:16 AM
Leanne Smith

Thank you and that comment came from ListReports.com as part of the graphic.  Good morning Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

May 27, 2024 09:18 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 Leanne,
We need a stronger history curriculum in our educational system, or we're going to suffer the consequences of the younger generations not understanding why so many people lost their lives.

May 27, 2024 09:46 AM
Leanne Smith

From my experience as a school board trustee back in 1990, unless the teachers know history, it doesn't matter about the curriculum. Also the history books are often in error because the writers have a bias/agenda.

May 27, 2024 12:50 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Have a very special Memorial Day and an outstanding week.

May 27, 2024 10:09 AM
Leanne Smith

Thank you.

May 27, 2024 12:50 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

There were special ceremonies all over the country and all with the same intent to honor those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  Trust the actions in your area were well attended.

May 27, 2024 03:53 PM
Leanne Smith

In viewing posts from social media, it appeared the local event was well attended. We had family in for the weekend and could not attend.

May 28, 2024 07:29 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Leanne Smith it is important to remember Memorial Day. Happy Memorial Day.

May 27, 2024 08:19 PM
Leanne Smith

Yes it is important to remember this day. Thank you and good morning.

May 28, 2024 07:28 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Great post  Leanne Smith  and I have been preaching this for going on five decades... on a side note loved your disclosure about reproducing your post, Endre

May 27, 2024 09:08 PM
Leanne Smith

Good morning and thank you.  I believe in giving credit where credit is due. 

May 28, 2024 07:28 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I hope that you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!  Life is good!

May 28, 2024 05:35 AM
Leanne Smith

Yes life is good for we who enjoy the liberty that others sacrificed their lives for.

May 28, 2024 07:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Leanne... our freedom in this nation has been "purchased" with the blood of our courageous heroes. May they never be forgotten.

May 28, 2024 05:50 AM
Leanne Smith

So true and unfortunately many take that fallen blood for granted.

May 28, 2024 07:27 AM