Nate’s Monday Morning Message

Welcome to Nate's Monday Morning Message! In 1868 General John A. Logan, the leader of an organization for Northern Civil War Veterans called for a day of remembrance, which was called Decoration Day. People decorated the graves of men who had died in defense of their country during the late rebellion. On the first Decoration Day, more than 5,000 people participated, decorating the graves of 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers. It was later changed to Memorial Day and officially became a federal holiday in 1971.

Today is not just a three-day weekend but an important day to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedom we value so much in our country. I hope that before you fire up the BBQ grill and jump in the pool, that you and your families will take a moment to say thank you. I know that many of you reading this have lost a loved one in the name of freedom. Let’s remember them, today and always. Make it a great week!


“137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.” - Doc Hastings

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” - John F. Kennedy

“On Memorial Day, I don't want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.” - Eric Burdon

“There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.” - Nick Lampson

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals