Americans, do you have plans for the 4th of July? What does it mean to you? Fireworks? Junk food? Lake time? I hope somewhere in there one of your first thoughts was gratitude, freedom, and sacrifice.
For the next two weeks, I would like to celebrate our freedom and the price that a lot of people have paid, are paying, and will pay for us to maintain that freedom. Here is a picture of my brother (who is one of my best friends) from his first tour in Iraq. As he prepares to redeploy this summer, I am very conscious of the cost of freedom. We all take our freedom for granted, we don't know what it is like not to have those freedoms!
For the next two weeks I would like to hear your celebrations of freedom, whether it is a soldier in your life, or a freedom you are thankful to have. God Bless America!!!
| posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 11:03 AM