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Freedom isn't free

Every time I drive past the Willamette National Cemetery it reminds me how many young men and woman gave their life for my freedom. But, there is just something special about this weekend when you drive by and see thousands upon thousands of flags placed on every grave site. It really shows the sacrifice they took to keep meand my family free. So, thank you!

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Comment balloon 19 commentsRespect Realty LLC • May 30 2010 09:38AM


Great photo Todd, and an excellent reminder for all of us.  I understand I'm supposed to ask you about an Easter Bunny story. (Karen Anne Stone).

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 10 years ago


There is a site like this less than a block from our Condo.

The West Jordan Veterans Memorial Park will fly many flags this weekend, over graves of those that made a real sacrifice.

Thanks for reminding us to consider these unselfish acts.

Posted by Gordon Sloan, Salt Lake Homes For Sale, Salt Lake Real Estate (Group1 Real Estate, selling houses in Salt Lake City Utah ) almost 10 years ago

I love seeing a cemetary with the flags on the gravestones...we must not ever forget the sacrifices that were made....My husband participates in the Honor Guard for military funerals in his is pretty amazing to see ....and such a tribute!   Beautiful picture!!

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) almost 10 years ago

Todd I really don't think many Americans care all that much any more.  They are all caught up in their selfish wants.  Heck the President isn't even going to Arlington.  Thanks for the picture.

Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

very nice photo.  I am sitting here now looking at my window.  I think I have some ideas to post for later today.

Posted by Angelia Garcia (Pure Realtors) almost 10 years ago

What a simple yet so very poignant reminder to be thankful to those that have given so much for us!

Wake Forest NC House Chick

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) almost 10 years ago

Some time maybe we can engage in a conversation on civic duty.  It could be interesting. Meanwhile, here's a quote I recently came across (again): The price of freedom is eternal vigilance by Thomas Jefferson.

Posted by Lynn Krogseng (Keller Williams Premier Partners) almost 10 years ago

Those flags, like your photo, remind us of the great cost of freedom and those that gave their lives for us. Let us never forget.

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN) almost 10 years ago


Simple but elegant post. Thank you for the photo and the message. Great job. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) almost 10 years ago

You are correct Todd, freedom isn't free. 

Posted by Connie Hall (All Brokers Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Lofe the photo.  Home run here.  Can't forget why they've done what theyve done......for us.  Pray for them.  God protect us!

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) almost 10 years ago


I like this shot for expressing your message. Now featured on "Silent Saturday." Congratulations. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) almost 10 years ago

Todd - There's not much to say when you look at that photo as it reminds us all of the great sacrifices made by so many who we pay homage to and honor today.

Posted by Julie Dumaine-Russell (RE/MAX Alliance) almost 10 years ago

Love it!  Happy Memorial Day!  Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.



Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner (Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group) almost 10 years ago

I'm proud to be an American.. and it grates on my nerves (to say the least) those that come into this country for handouts.. not "What they can do for this country".

Happy Memorial Day.

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Todd, This is a great message and a reminder that the price of freedom comes at the highest price.

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Thanks Todd, good to remember the real meaning of Memorial Day.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 10 years ago

It will make your heart stop for a moment when you realize what these folks have done for us.

Posted by Diane Williams almost 10 years ago

I shook many many hands that day saying "Thank You" to those visiting friends they had lost during the war. What was sad was the next day, we saw yet another military funeral taking place there.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 10 years ago

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