243 Years of Remembrance

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    Each year on July 4th, the United States celebrates Independence Day. This federal holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

    For nearly 250 years, the country has been celebrating a day in history that inspires us still today. On July 4th, speeches and ceremonies are held across the nation. Across the country, people crowd cities for parades and festivals. Streets are decked out in red, white and blue bunting and flags.

    While families and friends gather for some of the most mouthwatering food – large picnics and barbecues, local fairs provide a taste of culture and mom’s home cooking, too. With so many converging on their hometowns, family and school reunions take place. — HT: National Calendar

    243 years ago, the population of the thirteen colonies woke up on the first full day of their independence from Great Britain.  Approximately 2.5 million people deemed it right and necessary to stand against the might of the world’s greatest empire and its 8 million people just in the United Kingdom.

    Little did anyone know that approximately 23,000 people would die from disease and the effects of war – all for the sake of freedom from the tyrant known as King George III.

    For the last 243 years, America has been at war for 226 of those years.  Whether you agree with the reasons for each war, American men and women have been willing to give everything in order to help preserve our freedoms.

    Yesterday, on July 4th, Americans celebrated our independence. Fireworks exploded over numerous cities in celebrations that had nothing to do with what political party we may ascribe to.  People stood side by side regardless of their religious affiliation or even lack thereof.

    As a REALTOR, I am proud to also be an American. I have had family members who have served in the military in just about every major conflict since the 1898 Spanish-American war. It is my privilege to remember why we are here today some 243 years later.

    One of our privileges in America is the right to buy and sell property. I would love to be able to help you fulfill the American dream.  Call me at 307-286-0396.

    Providing a Star-Spangled Service,

    Mark Escalera, MRP – Cheyenne Realtor

    Sales Associate, Military Relocation Professional

    307-286-0396 – Cell phone

    Cheyenne WY Properties

     

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