Miss Saigon is the awarding winning musical that’s playing in downtown Boston, that weaves a tragic love story around the calamity that was the Vietnam War. When Saigon falls to the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong in 1975, all American personnel and South Vietnamese   are evacuated, leaving behind the homes of hundreds South Vietnamese who had aided the American effort. An American GI and his Vietnamese wife fall victim to this chaos of the American evacuation. Miss Saigon is a compelling drama. But, more importantly, it casts the truth that “War is Hell”

In its most recent engagement in Boston just prior to our July 4th holiday it invites us to reflect on how far our country has come in 244 years. But it also reminds us of how far we have yet to go in order to secure the kind of world that was the hope of our forebears.

Most important its the realization that a more peaceful world is within our grasp if we rise to the challenge of understanding and accepting our role as the leader of the free world. There is no question that patriotism is always a virtue worth cultivating. Regardless of our political differences, all of us cherish our country, our freedoms and our prosperity.

When we celebrate our nation’s birth on July 4th, we should be sobered by the sacrifices that have been made that enable us to be who we are today. 

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114



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