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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
A 2024 Memorial Day Story That Brings Closure to a FamilyI was going to post a blog this morning consistent with the thoughts of all on Memorial Day, to remember to honor those that gave their lives for freedom. As I do normally, I was having a cup of coffee to get the mind started and wanted to glance at the paper as well.Reading online has its advantages, and it also offered the title to an article that needed to be read.This is the story of Kenneth McKeeman, the service man on the left on the left in the photo, who lived in Waterbury, until the death f his parents and at 13 years old, moved to Brooklyn to live with his older brother. He enlisted in the Air Force and was part of a bomber crew that was shot down after a bomb run over the coast of France. The Germans gathered the remain...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 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 re...
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
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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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
The Preserve Neighborhood in Auburn, AL – Discover the Charm The Preserve was established in 2006, this neighborhood is located off Farmville Road in north Auburn, just minutes from downtown Auburn and the Auburn University campus. It provides its residents with a unique lifestyle, featuring a large clubhouse and pool, a charming covered bridge, scenic walking trails, and tranquil lakes. Whether you’re looking to relax by the pool, take a peaceful stroll through nature, or connect with neighbors at the clubhouse, The Preserve has something for everyone. Its prime location ensures you’re never far from the best shopping, dining, and entertainment options in Auburn. Explore The Preserve today and find your dream home in this idyllic neighborhood. #berkshirehathawayhomeservicespreferredrea...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
MEMORIAL DAY IS A DAY TO REMEMBERNEVER FORGET THE SOLDIERS WHO GAVE OF THEMSELVESRIP  Flag Display Photo Taken in Las Colinas, TXFlags Taken in Flower Mound, TXFlag taken from Rockvale Writers' Colony in Tennessee From Decoration Day for the Civil War veterans who died in war, the tradition began with laying wreaths, flowers, and flags on their graves. Although the tradition remains, we call it Memorial Day to commemorate all who lost their lives while in military services. In 1971, the day of remembrance was changed to Memorial Day and became an official federal holiday. Let us remember those who died in military actions that led to deaths. 
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)
Memorial Day Weekend 2024, the Start of Summer in the Northwoods, and More. Well it’s the eve of that weekend that many people up here wait for all spring, Memorial Day. The roads are packed with happy tourists Northwoods bound, with trucks, campers, ATV’s and all the toys of summer. A few foresters at WMS are going to be busy this weekend too, visiting with clients who are making this exodus to the north to visit cabins that they don’t see too often. It is a joyous weekend for many as they celebrate the end of snow and though the lakes are still a little too cold to swim in, they are nice to look at, paddle a canoe in, and maybe even catch a few fish in. Today people in our area are getting ready to plant corn in the garden, I am a little apprehensive about planting this early since w...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Memorial Day…Have You Earned It? Have you been reading the wonderful posts written about Memorial Day? Dorie Dillard…Mike McCann…Sham Reddy…Doug Dawes just to name a few.  Thankfully, Memorial Day Day is remembered for more than a day off, the opening of pools, and cookouts.  At the end of Saving Private Ryan, as I was leaving the theatre, I sat down and cried. I have never done that for any movie.   The thought of this schoolteacher (Capt. Miller)  and the sacrifices he and his fellow soldiers made for one Private. Ryan was amazing. It is what service and honor are about.    The message…two words…should resonate with all of us who owe what we have…the freedoms we enjoy…to those who paid the ultimate price.  Earn it. Let’s strive to live our lives in a manner that honors those who gave ...
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
As we commemorate Memorial Day, we are reminded of the unbreakable bonds that tie together the courageous men and women of our armed forces. Bonds are built on a foundation of shared sacrifice, mutual respect, and a steadfast commitment to the principles that define our nation.We honor the heroes whose ultimate sacrifice for our country is a testament to the love they held for this nation and their fellow Americans. We remember them not just as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, but as cherished family members, friends, and patriots. Their courage, dedication, and selflessness are what unite us all, and we are proud to stand together in their memory.Our military is a diverse group of people from many backgrounds with their own set of experiences and perspectives. ...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Bike and Ride in MarylandHop on your bike.Head to the nearest MARC station (Maryland Area Rail Commuter).Step onto the train with your bike.Take a hassle free ride to your stop.Get your bike and continue your journey.It is that easy to commute by bike and train in Maryland. You can catch the train at several locations around the state, such as: Perryville in Cecil County Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, and Edgewood in Harford County Middle River in Baltimore County Penn Station and Camden Station in Baltimore City Several locations between Baltimore and Washington DC Brunswick and Frederick in Frederick County  While you are on the train, you can make calls and texts, use your laptop to do work or to research topics, or just take a nap to catch up on your sleep.It is much safer to do these th...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
You may know him as a celebrity, actor, songwriter, singer, but the face in the photo is Captain Kris Kristofferson. The song he wrote "For the Good Times," became a #1 hit for Ray Price. Kris Kristofferson joined the Army in 1960. He graduated from West Point and became a helicopter pilot serving in Viet Nam, following in the steps of his father, a Military Officer. He was born in Brownville, TX. I went to Brownville the year I moved to TX in 1997 for an Outdoor Women's Retreat teaching me survival skills. It was a very desolate place at the time I was there. Kris Kristofferson led an extraordinary life. There is a great article about him on www.alphahistory.com/vietnamwar/kriskristofferson-vietnam blues-1966. My favorite line of Kristofferson is I said It's a shame that every man who ...
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Greetings Homeowners, Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for everyonewho has died serving in the American armed forces. In line with this,Grayson Community Management will be closed on Monday, 27th May 2024,in observance of Memorial DayWe will resume operation on Tuesday, 28th May 2024. If you have any emergency concerns, please call our office at 888-447-6315 or email us at eagleridge-helpdesk@graysoncm.com Let us all take a day off to pay tributeto the valiant soldiers who laid down their lives for this country.We live in a better world today because they fought to make future generations safe and secure.
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2024 Carlsbad TGIF Concerts in the Parks Series The first day of summer is June 20, and the annual TGIF Concerts in the Parks series starts the next day. There’s little question that the free TGIF Concerts in the Parks are a highlight of summertime in Carlsbad. This free outdoor concert series may be the best entertainment option around North San Diego County! Indeed, the series was voted the 4th best outdoor concert series in the US in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards by USA Today for 2023. You can’t go wrong with a combination of live music, in a beautiful Carlsbad park, on a Friday summer evening? It doesn’t get much better for free summer entertainment!  2024 is the 37th season of Carlsbad’s popular TGIF Concerts in the Parks series, presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Art...
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25,000 Free Computers for Montgomery County ResidentsMontgomery County’s digital equity and inclusion program, “Montgomery Connects,” which is operated by the County’s Department of Technology and Enterprise Business Solutions (TEBS), will be distributing approximately 25,000 computers at no charge to eligible residents. The computers will be given out at events through June.Montgomery Connects previously distributed more than half of the 60,000 free laptop computers it received from a Federal grant to help low-income families. This is the third grant program from the Federal government with the goal of assisting low-income families by providing them laptops.“This is the final large-scale computer grant we expect to receive, and we want to ensure that everyone who cannot afford a Chrome...
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Montgomery County Memorial Day Weekend EventsMontgomery County will honor its fallen local heroes lost in armed conflicts with ceremonies and events throughout Memorial Day Weekend Saturday-Monday, May 25-27. The biggest events will be the traditional City of Rockville ceremonies followed by its annual parade on Monday, May 27. Rockville will host two days of the free Hometown Holidays Music Fest on May 25-26 at its RedGate Park. Over the weekend, the City of Gaithersburg will again have its “Flags of Honor” Display.There will be ceremonies conducted by the Greenberg-Lerner Post 692 of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA on Sunday in Rockville and on Monday, Jewish War Veterans Post 360, American Legion Post 268 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2562 will hold solemn ceremonies in Wheato...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Celebrating Our Heroes – Memorial Day! On Memorial Day, we honor and remember the brave service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Their courage will never be forgotten. #berkshirehathawayhomeservicespreferredrealestate #heros #MemorialDay   Laura Sellers Associate Broker, Realtor, GRI Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices  Preferred Real Estate, Inc. 1810 E. Glenn Avenue, Suite 130 Auburn, AL 36830 Phone: 334-332-7263 Fax: 1-888-217-3682w   www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com    TO VIEW HOMES FOR SALE IN THE AUBURN-OPELIKA AREA PLEASE CLICK HERE.   EXPERT IN AUBURN - OPELIKA - REAL ESTATE SERVICES If you are buying or selling  property in the Auburn - Opelika, AL  area, my team and I will provide you with the service that you need.  We're the #1 real estate company in Au...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Remember what this day is really about  Go to a parade, visit a cemetery and respect those who were killed in the line of duty.  I hope to attend the parade in Worthington with my family. Respect!
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Celebrating Memorial Day in DC is easy when you check out these fun events! If you are relocating to DC and you wonder how you will spend your time here, these are some great ideas. DC is a great place to live with lots of fun things to do, great places to eat and beautiful neighborhoods in which you will love living.Memorial Day ConcertThe National Memorial Day Concert salutes the sacrifice made by the men and women in uniform, as well as their families. The free annual concert will be aired on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday at 8 p.m. Actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna will host the proceedings, which will feature numerous other celebrity performers. The event will also be live-streamed online and will be available on-demand for two weeks after the performance.  ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Celebrating Our Heroes – Memorial Day! On Memorial Day, we honor and remember the brave service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Their courage will never be forgotten. #berkshirehathawayhomeservicespreferredrealestate #heros #MemorialDay
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
The Villages, Florida is a very patriotic community with a high number of retired military and first responders.  You drive around this weekend and you will see flags lining streets and driveways.  Our street is no different as one of our neighbors every holiday that should have flags has flags lining our block and Cul de sac.  The flags are a great reminder of the holiday we are observing!A little history lesson:  Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared it should be May 30.  May we all take a moment to reflect this weekend!Dick Betts, REALTOR®The Bet...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
1966 was a tumultuous period in history. Going on during this time was the Viet Nam War. President Johnson, in 1966; then years later President Nixon were committed to escalate the war until Nixon brought it to an end. "Between 1964 and 1973, the U.S. Military drafted 2.2. million American men out of an eligible pool of 27 million." 1 In between those years "there were roughly 8.8 million personnel, composed of both volunteers and draftees, who served the Viet Nam War. 2Many parents and loved ones worried. Millions were heartbroken. But to American teenagers, not of age or those who were not qualified, songs and the band played on national and local radio stations. Music helped them to cope. Many song writers were veterans and soldiers that many people did not know. There was one very p...
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