Nate’s Monday Morning Message
Volume 1,047

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! Happy President’s Day to each of you reading this email today! What a great day we are celebrating that is packed with history, tradition, and the sound of freedom – dating back to 1799. After the death of America’s first president, George Washington, his supporters began recognizing his birthday on February 22nd. His birthday became a federal holiday in the District of Columbia in 1879 and rest of the US in 1885. Fast forward a few years to 1971 when president Nixon issued an executive order that the third Monday in February would be recognized as President’s Day. While I know most of us enjoy the long weekend, I would like to encourage you to take a moment to reflect on the history of our great country and remember those who came before us so we can call ourselves Americans. Let’s make it a great day and a great week!


America the Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates, 1893

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassion’d stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness

America! America!
God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

O beautiful for heroes prov’d
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country lov’d,
And mercy more than life.

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev’ry gain divine.

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.


“History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.” - John Dalberg-Acton

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” - Maya Angelou

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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