There is a price to Pay for Freedom

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There is a price to Pay for Freedom

 There is a price to Pay for Freedom

Our Country was founded by people escaping religious persecution and looking to make a fresh start for themselves and their families. Life was not easy and the early settlers often had to fight for their lives. The history of our country was one of people looking to be left in peace and to live their lives free of persecution and overbearing foreign governments.

The American Revolution was fought from 1775 to 1783 and at the end of the war, 25,000 combatants died for the freedom of others.

The war of 1812, was again fought to protect our country from interference by a foreign government and at the end of this conflict, which lasted 3 years, another 25,000 Americans had given up their lives.

The largest single conflict which cost Americans lives was not fought against a foreign government but was the Civil War with state against state. This single conflict took more American lives than any other war this country has ever fought at 625,000 casualties.

The ensuing wars saw sacrifices made during World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the battles for liberty fought in the Middle East which continues through to today.

There is a price to Pay for Freedom

All told in over 300 years, 1,343,812 lives of American men and women have been sacrificed to defend and protect our way of life and also the basic freedoms of oppressed peoples all over the world.

This tally will certainly rise as time progresses, as we as a Nation have always been there to defend those that can't protect themselves. Also, we have taken on the responsibility of being the defender of Democracy and freedom.

We Americans have always tried to be left alone but when provoked, have risen to defend ourselves and eliminate the threats to peace and liberty when it has become necessary.


 There is a price to Pay for Freedom

On Memorial Day we celebrate our freedom and hopefully find the time to say a prayer for those that have sacrificed for us and a prayer to protect those that are still in harm’s way.

Enjoy your Memorial Day, this freedom did come with a price.





There is a price to Pay for Freedom

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Comments (20)

faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Freedom isn't free and it is worth fighting for. Superb post of citing the wars Americans fought.

May 29, 2023 04:49 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Ed. Today and many other days, if not almost everyday, I remember my high school classmate who made that ultimate sacrifice. It was his life destiny to be a Marine. He paid the price. And he is my reminder to honor all who served and pay the ultimate price.

May 29, 2023 05:14 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The price for freedom is very high and it keeps going up, haha.  I hope that you are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

May 29, 2023 05:22 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

This is a solemn holiday and one that we should use to remember those who gave the last full measure.  

May 29, 2023 05:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Ed... indeed there is. And that was also the message in my post this morning. So many people really don't understand that our freedoms have been paid for in blood and at a high cost.

May 29, 2023 05:34 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Wonderful and Thank-you, we must never forget what this three-day weekend is really about. Bill 

May 29, 2023 05:55 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

What a concise and will written history of the price of freedom. The War Between the States or as those in the south still state "The War of Northern Aggression" showed how many died for what they believed.

May 29, 2023 06:11 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Ed, A day to remember and honor those who were willing to die for our freedom.

May 29, 2023 06:18 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Ed,

What a lovely Memorial Day tribute. You are right our freedom did not come without a price.

May 29, 2023 06:48 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Ed and thank you for remembering the important of the day and sharing it with us here in the Rain.

May 29, 2023 08:15 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, I have never seen how many men and women have lost their lives over the years, that is quite a large number for us to enjoy FREEDOM.

May 29, 2023 09:10 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Your words in this post are a heady reminder of the human cost for the freedoms we enjoy.

May 29, 2023 12:47 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Ed, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

May 29, 2023 12:48 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ed,

I knew you would totally get it.  I enjoyed reading the history and wish younger generations would learn some of it and why this day is so important.  Thank you for your very thoughtful post on this special day of days. 

May 29, 2023 02:39 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Ed Silva Happy Memorial Remembrance Day to you and to all!

May 29, 2023 04:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Ed- what a beautiful post to honor Memorial Day. You are absolutely correct. The freedoms we have were not free but came at a very high price. 

May 29, 2023 05:51 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed the freedom we enjoy has been paid for with the lives of many brave men and women and we need to remembered and honored them for their service and sacrifice.

May 29, 2023 06:18 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva - Memorial Day has always been a solemn day for me and very emotional too. You did a great job writing this blog post. 

May 29, 2023 08:08 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It really is remarkable how many have sacrificed their lives for this country with their lives.  And how many more have been injured in one way or another?

I am reading a book about Churchill's first year as Prime Minister during WW2.  He was begging the US for help and we were very reluctant to enter the war.  Our hand was forced, though, and we helped change the world.  We have been slow to respond, but vital when we do commit.

Thank you for your thoughtful post.

May 30, 2023 07:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Ed.

I hope all is going well for you this week.

Jun 01, 2023 05:20 AM