Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Over the last two weeks, I had the honor of visiting Vietnam with a group of amazing men. When the idea was first discussed several months ago, I felt a pull to go for several reasons, but the two most important reasons were the two men I looked up to as a young boy, my brother Ramon and my brother-in-law Benjamin.

Both this fine men served our country, and fought in Vietnam. They were forever changed from their experience, and both died young from complications related to their time in Vietnam. They left as young men and returned as causalities of war, baring scars from a conflict I am sure they never really understood.

I wanted to see first-hand the country that changed the course of their lives, and I was able to visit some of the war locations while I was there. It was a bit surreal and humbling, and to imagine what they may have experienced. I wish they were still here for many reasons, but now, I would love to talk to them about where they served in Vietnam.

They were my role models as a kid, and a part of me wishes they could be here to see the life I have lived, because of their influence, and because of their ultimate sacrifice to our country. My challenge this week is simply put: don’t wait. If there is something you want to experience, a place you want to visit or a loved one you need to call, don’t wait. Every moment in life is precious. Let’s make it a great week!


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” - John F. Kennedy

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” - Dale Carnegie

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” - George A. Moore

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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