Ed's Chesprocott Region Blog: Celebrating 240 Years as a Nation July 4, 2016

Celebrating 240 Years as a Nation July 4, 2016

Celebrating 240 Years as a Nation July 4, 2016

Our country is a nation carved out of wilderness and settled with people who were cast-offs from their respective countries, or the poor and desperate seeking a chance and willing to gamble with their liver and those of their families in order to succeed.

Farmers knowing that there was fertile land available and fighting the elements and the natives to plant and harvest. Those fleeing from religious persecution came as well as the starved escaping famine. It's always been with the belief that someone willing to work hard and take advantage of opportunities can make a living and others become quite wealthy.

On the Statue of Liberty are inscribed these words, that attest to our country's heritage:

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

Author: Emma Lazarus'


Even today across the world, people have the dream to come to this country for a taste of what we take for granted. Freedom and opportunity is still the tone that flows through our country.  While one of the youngest countries on the planet, we are the leader of the Free World and a model in it's true from of democracy.

Celebrating 240 Years as a Nation July 4, 2016

Happy Birthday, America

Celebrating 240 Years as a Nation July 4, 2016



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Comment balloon 12 commentsEd Silva • July 04 2016 02:36PM


Ed Happy 4th of July, and may this be an extra special day for you and your family.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 2 years ago

Ed, we are really getting old aren't we?  I sincerely hope our country has many more birthdays!

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 2 years ago

We have a Republic, if we can keep it.  Sometimes I wonder.  God bless America.

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -) over 2 years ago

Today one hopes we are celebrating the true meaning of Independence. Sadly I see something else taking place. The challenge is to get back on track. The question remains is that still possible as you look around?

Posted by Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA (Winston Realty, Inc.) over 2 years ago

We are very lucky Ed. Sometimes it does not seem that way but we live in the best country in the world.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 2 years ago

Ed I have lived in a Communist Country and I learned to not only appreciate our country but I also felt obligated to serve and protect it for quiet a few years, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 2 years ago

Good morning Ed.  I hope your 4th of July was filled with great times.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 2 years ago

Ed- I love what this country stands for and what is inscribed on The Statue of Liberty?

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 2 years ago

Wonderful words Ed. Yes there are many that want to come to America because of all we have. They think Americans are happy and most of us are.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Good Morning Ed - We are a nation of people looking for better chances.  I hope your fourth was enjoyable.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 2 years ago

Hi Ed Silva ,  I think you said it all.  God bless America and the great people that make up our free world.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 2 years ago

240, time flys, it seems like not that long ago that we were all celebrating the Bicentennial.

Certainly an amazing country with some impressive people keeping it going.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 2 years ago