The Thing About Freedom

This past Monday the nation celebrated another Memorial Day, an annual ritual where many people say many lofty things about the importance of remembering Americans who have died to preserve our freedom. The enduring thing about freedom, ironically enough, is that it is never free; the tragic thing about it is that far too many Americans don’t truly understand that fact. I don’t mean to generalize or disparage all the well-meaning Americans who truly do understand and celebrate the purpose of …


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2 comments on “The Thing About Freedom

  1. Gary Stevens on said:

    Thank you for your service and a much needed message

  2. Bonnie E. on said:

    I come from a family where my father was a retired Chief Petty Officer with the Navy, my uncle, his brother, also served in the Navy, both during WWII but both on difference ships. My father’s still alive at 99. His brother passed years ago. I work for the U.S. Army on the civilian side. My cousins are retired from the Air Force and Army. I truly value Memorial Day remembrance. Fortunately, none of my family died while serving. But what angers me the most are those living in America (whether as citizens, or foreigners who think that America has a better life for them), but yet when a flag passes by they DON’T remove their hats or place their hand over their heart. In my opinion, no one has a right to remain in America if they don’t pledge their full allegiance to the United States. To those that don’t, GET OUT AND STAY OUT.

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