Memorial Day on The Farm - Remembering the Sacrifices

By Published On: May 30th, 2021

Memorial Day – Remembering Those Who Sacrificed It All

Published on 05/30/21: Memorial Day, when we remember the men and women who sacrificed it all while serving our country.

My mom and dad have had an American flag on our front porch in South Florida for as long as I can remember. Especially as a former Navy pilot, dad’s always recognizing the risk that brave men and women take to protect our freedoms. He’s also always honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice, just as we focus on this weekend.

In fact, right now we’re on the avocado farm, where I grew up (pic taken this morning). Dad still farms it at 85 years old, continuing to ship off the healthy fruit to groceries near you. (view my ‘Stories’ now if you’re interested in what it’s like growing up on an avocado farm. These stories are more personal, reliving my childhood, so using stories instead of this main feed)

Couldn’t pick a better weekend to visit and listen to hours of stories from Poppy. He’s quite the historian with an incredible memory. Thanks to our family in St Pete for house/pet sitting and making this possible! Colt even helped my dad setup his usual American flags at our neighborhood church today, dad’s standard procedure (2nd pic).

I’m a St Petersburg Realtor, with over 25K people following my LovingStPete Guide on social media! You’ll receive up to $10K at closing when you use my LovingStPete Team to buy or sell a property! My past includes developing a vacation rental advertising business that I ran for more than a decade, then sold to HomeAway/VRBO. I’d love to help you buy or sell a property, simply contact me.

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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