Is Freedom Free?
Is freedom free? How do we achieve freedom as a people and as a nation? At the end of the day, we are uniquely free in the United States of America because there have been so many throughout our history who were willing to sacrifice their all to protect our freedom. Below, I've posted my favorite Memorial Day Tribute video, which never fails to move me. It is all the more powerful because it is silent except for the music. The message is simple, but powerful: Honor, Sacrifice, Freedom Is Not Free, and We Should Never Forget.
In the spirit of remembering why we observe Memorial Day and why we can enjoy this long weekend holiday in the first place, please take a minute to watch this video to remember and honor those who gave their lives for our great country, as well as to remember that freedom is not free and has been paid for with the blood of the heroes who were willing to sacrifice their lives for us.
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
George S. Patton
"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."
Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981
"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
Let us observe this Memorial Day Weekend in memory of many... in honor of all. Thank you to all who have sacrificed for our freedom.
May We Never Forget Featured Image credited to LoveThisPic