On Memorial Day, Remember These Battles

Memorial Day is fast approaching in the United States. While it’s a great time to get out of your Poplar Grove homes to explore on your day off from work, it’s also a time to remember all the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives to defend all the wonderful freedoms that we enjoy in America.

This day began in remembrance of the soldiers of the Civil War and then was extended to include those who served in all of the American’s wars. As you say a prayer, stand in silence, or lay a wreath or flag at a gravesite, do think about some of the historic battles that have shaped our nation.Trenton (1776). George Washington defeated Hessian forces by crossing the Delaware for the first major victory in the Revolutionary War.

The Alamo (1836). Approximately 150 Texas settlers held off a Mexican force of 1,500 troops, enduring a 13-day siege before being overwhelmed. Though the Alamo fell, the defeat caught the attention of the nation and inspired many to join the revolution there.

Gettysburg (1836). Union forces in a three-day battle with the Confederate Army halted the South’s invasion of the North during the U.S. Civil War.

Midway (1942). The U.S. Navy decisively defeated the Imperial Japanese navy in a battle that weakened the Japanese fleet’s ability to undertake a further major offensive against the United States.

D-Day (1944). Allied Forces landed in Normandy, France, in the largest amphibious invasion in history.

One of the great freedoms that have been granted to Americans is the freedom of home ownership. While remembering Memorial Day in McHenry County by attending all the celebrations, be sure you and your family check out McHenry County real estate.

Gerstad Builders known as your Dream Home Builder is offering 2003 pricing with an additional 10% discount on the base price for the first 10 newly constructed homes completed before the end of 2011. Gerstad Builders is host to four communities including Liberty Trails in McHenry, Pheasant Ridge in Richmond, Dawson Creek in Poplar Grove and Bailey Estates in Williams Bay Wis.

Please visit the Gerstad Builders website for pricing and floor plans.