Happy 248th Birthday, America!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty 179530




"Independence now and forever!"

... Daniel Webster


"... There is no 'Republican,' no 'Democrat' on the Fourth of July -- we are all Americans." 

... James G. Blaine


Happy Independence Day 2024! Today is the day we celebrate America's birthday, as well as the freedoms we hold dear. I wish all my friends, colleagues and clients a safe and happy July 4th holiday... where ever you might be celebrating our nation's 248th birthday.


"Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit."

... Ronald Reagan


Independence Day is a day for friends and family and a day to celebrate all the things that makes America such a special and unique place. The truth of America is the exceptionalism of our wonderful nation and the opportunities it provides those of us who are fortunate enough to be born here or to come and live here.

Independence day is more than just a day for fireworks, parades and barbecues. It's a day to honor the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought for our freedom. Let us remember the power of unity, diversity, and resilience that makes America strong. May today inspire each of us to strive for a better future, where liberty and justice are upheld for all. 


"The essence of America, that which really unites us, is not ethnicity or nationality or religion. It is an idea, and what an idea it is — that you can come from humble circumstances and do great things."

... Condoleezza Rice


Independence Day is a day to appreciate the freedoms we hold dear, our way of life and the sacrifices of so many since July 4th 1776 to ensure those freedoms that we've enjoyed for 248 years.


Treasuring Our Liberties On Independence Day


"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America."

... Bill Clinton


Today on Independence Day, let's applaud our freedom, proudly salute our flag, and remember the heroes who sacrificed so much for for our independence and our freedoms.


"I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom."

... Bob Dylan


"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, and the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed ~ else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die."

                                         ... Dwight D. Eisenhower                                        


Happy 248th Birthday America!


"America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination."

... Harry S Truman




“Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally, I know she is better than every other country.” 

... Sinclair Lewis


Let's keep the American spirit alive by honoring this special day! Here's to the pursuit of happiness, the spirit of independence, and the enduring dream of freedom for all. May this 4th of July be filled with joy, pride, and unforgettable moments.

Wishing all a safe and happy July 4th!

Happy 248th Birthday America!


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

Good morn Nina. May the words of James G. Blaine become a daily thing like it should be. Enjoy your day.

Jul 04, 2024 06:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Wayne Martin don't you just love that quote, Wayne? Totally perfect for today and every day.

Jul 04, 2024 06:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Nina. Enjoy the holiday.

We have a sunny morning for the parade in our home community.

Jul 04, 2024 06:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Roy Kelley same here, Roy. They were talking rain... but sunny now. At least the parade and festivities after will not be rained on.

Jul 04, 2024 06:36 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Nina Hollander, Broker 

Look at us, 248 years and we look so good! I love Celine Dion, she sings it so well. Enjoy your celebration, Katina

Jul 04, 2024 07:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308 thank you, Katina... hopefully we'll look even better in a couple of years at 250! I love Celine's rendition of God Bless America.

Jul 04, 2024 07:54 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina I hope today is a very special Independence Day for you and your family.


Jul 04, 2024 07:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George, thank you. I just got back from our neighborhood parade at the end of which kids get popsicles and dogs get biscuits... it was fun handing out treats to the neighborhood dogs. Now I'm staying in where it's cool. Happy July 4th to you and yours.

Jul 04, 2024 07:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Nina and Happy 4th of July to you also.  Hope you enjoy the day and fireworks are included.

Jul 04, 2024 09:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Will Hamm thanks, Will. No fireworks for me... my husband hates them.

Jul 04, 2024 12:35 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Happy birthday America. Enjoy your Holiday today. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Jul 04, 2024 09:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Bill Salvatore - East Valley thanks, Bill, for stopping by. Trust you are enjoying your 4th!

Jul 04, 2024 12:35 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Happy Fourth of July, Nina!  Knowing how much you love YOUR country brings a huge smile to my face!!! I love every single quote but the stand-outs are the ones by Condoleezza Rice, Dylan, and Eisenhower. Heck...I love all of the quotes. 

Jul 04, 2024 10:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib Happy Fourth to you, Kathy. I'm glad you liked the quotes. I spent some time finding just the right ones.

Jul 04, 2024 12:36 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I wish we could ALL remember this every day:
There is no 'Republican,' no 'Democrat' on the Fourth of July -- we are all Americans." 

... James G. Blaine

Jul 04, 2024 12:10 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Carol Williams hi Carol... that's exactly why I put that one at the top!

Jul 04, 2024 12:36 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hope you had a fantastic Fourth of July Nina Hollander, Broker  loved your post sadly I believe we are at  a point where our founding fathers were 248 years ago... the current politicians on both sides of the aisle need to read your post, Endre

Jul 04, 2024 09:52 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Endre Barath, Jr. thank you, Endre, and I'm afraid I have to agree with you on the state of our country these days. Trust you had a lovely Fourth, yourself.

Jul 05, 2024 05:01 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

248 years is a very long time and there is quite a bit to celebrate, as well as quite a bit that could use some fixing, haha.

Jul 05, 2024 05:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Brian England good morning, Brian. I remember when we celebrated 200 years. And here we are almost 50 years later!

Jul 05, 2024 05:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Nina. Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Jul 05, 2024 05:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Thanks, Roy. Wishing you and Dolores a lovely weekend, as well.

Jul 05, 2024 06:52 AM
Abby Stiller
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

wow 248 years old, a young Country with lots of history! I hope you had a great 4th of July Nina Hollander, Broker 

Jul 05, 2024 10:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Abby Stiller thanks, Abby, for popping by. Trust you had a great Fourth, yourself!

Jul 05, 2024 12:45 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, great post and our neighborhood has a 4th of July pet parade, but there were scooters and walkers too.   Was very festive with lots of flags.

Jul 05, 2024 02:00 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Joan Cox I saw your photos on Facebook. My neighborhood focused on a dog and kid on bikes parade.

Jul 05, 2024 02:37 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nina Hollander, Broker   Good morning and a belated appreciation of the message sent within the post. The song by the Canadian has a lot of emotion, if only some of the people that live in this country felt that strong.

Jul 06, 2024 07:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 amen to that, Ed!

Jul 06, 2024 10:22 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - I hope you had a very happy 4th of July! Next is Labor Day! Time is marching by fast. May all that you're dreaming about come to fruition. 

Jul 07, 2024 09:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP thank you, Patricia. We had a very quiet day (and weekend). Chris was recovering from a corneal transplant on July 2nd so no big celebrations for us.

Jul 07, 2024 10:55 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Lucky for all we have for freedom Nina Hollander, Broker. Just wished 80% of us were on the same page instead of split down the middle though. 

Jul 08, 2024 02:45 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 isn't that the truth, Andrew!

Jul 08, 2024 04:26 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - On Sunday, July 7th, I went to a newly built church. You can only imagine how I felt when I walked out of the church after services and was surprised to discoveer there were two church bell towers playing America The Beautiful! No one was rushing. Everyone was smiling!

Jul 09, 2024 05:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP that must have been beautiful to listen to, Patricia. Lucky you to have experienced it.

Jul 09, 2024 06:29 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Well written and from the heart. So enjoyed all the quotes you shared.

Jul 09, 2024 07:19 AM
Leanne Smith

Yes we did, a quiet one with an indoor picnic as the 110 degrees was a little too warm for sitting outside or even grilling.

Jul 11, 2024 05:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Leanne Smith thank you, Leanne! Trust you had a lovely Fourth!

Jul 09, 2024 01:03 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

James C Blaine should maybe have a chit chat with our current day politicians.  lol  Trusting you enjoyed your Holiday Weekend.  m

Jul 12, 2024 11:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho ya think, Mark? That's why I put that quote at the top.

Jul 12, 2024 02:03 PM