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The 5th of July - Independence Day Reigns Everyday

I must confess that I take for granted our freedoms, our liberty, our choice to do whatever our heart desires in this Country. Everything comes at a cost, even when there's no price tag attached. I shared this photo below on Facebook yesterday and it was shared across the network more than 550 times.

I don't think it was my photo that created the viral buzz, I believe it was the caption...

Taking a day out of each year to celebrate our Nation's Independence and freedom is a great tradition,


To ALL the men and women in every segment of the military protecting our freedoms and rights, it is TODAY the 5th of July, and everyday after the 4th of July that I honor and thank you humbly for allowing me, my family, and my friends to enjoy this great country and nation of ours.  I salute you~

Thank you for providing me a space and place to explore and enjoy my every day of Independence! 



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Comment balloon 12 commentsBrad Andersohn • July 05 2012 10:19AM


I love the graphic!  And you are right and I do it also - we take our freedom for granted. 

Posted by Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender) over 8 years ago

Hi Brad! Hope you and your's had a wonderful 4th! Indeed, all year round... we have so much to be thankful for! 

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) over 8 years ago

Hope you had a good 4th Brad...that is a great photo and caption...caught a lot of hearts.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 8 years ago

Clever and poignant caption.  

Posted by Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local. (Blue Olive Properties, LLC) over 8 years ago

The caption is cool I agree with those above. I have often been told that something worth acieving takes 2 percent inspiration and 98 percent perspiration. I think this so true from when the fouonders go the idea( the 2 %) to today as we are going thru the 98 percent. Happy Holiday

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( over 8 years ago

Brad....Beautiful graphic and caption!  Tells the story!!

Posted by Kathy Burke, S.F. East Bay Home Staging (Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA) over 8 years ago
I'd like to echo your gratitude towards those that sacrifice so that we may enjoy our freedoms. Great message and photo to spread the word.
Posted by Mark Delgado, Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h (houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove) over 8 years ago

I was so excited to see how many shared the photo I posted yesterday, but then I was totally humbled when I stepped back and respected and honored the true meaning it represented.  I am so thankful and grateful to those brave souls who've stood their ground so that I can stand here on mine. 

The greatest gift one human can give another is their time, but the greatest gift of all mankind is sacrifice. Our Independence should always be remembered as "a gift" given from those who believed and fought in our place.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 8 years ago

I am very proud to be American especially during the Fourth of July. We always show our gratitude when we see a military member. Hope you and your family had a relaxing Fourth.

Posted by Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Well said, Brad: I take for granted our freedoms, our liberty, our choice to do whatever our heart desires in this Country..

We came here in 1995 and I LOVE it here!

Happy 4th of July to you (better late, then never...)


Posted by Tatyana Makarov, Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Living in San Diego, California we are reminded daily of the military presence that is in our community, and my heart goes out to all the families that did not share the 4th of July 2012 with their family members that our serving our country. Yes, I give thanks to those that make it possible for us all to live in freedom, so I give generously to the Disable American Veterans for those that have sacrifice for our country.

Posted by Lorraine or Loretta Kratz, Certified Negotiation Consultants (Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions.) over 8 years ago

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Posted by James A. Browning, MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified (Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute) over 8 years ago