Happy 4th Of July!!!
For many people today is about fun, food, fireworks and time off of work. While I love these things, I was reminded today about how much more we celebrate.
Walking around the Capitol today, there were people of all types, but there was also a large quantity of military. The different branches had all come in for the 4th of July parade. Each of these men and women have promised to serve our country, to protect our country and are willing to give their all to keep this promise.
I think back to a few hundred years ago… the 4th of July was the start of a new time… a new nation. Today, we should remember that we have been blessed with liberty and that we must preserve it. I know, because I am part of it, that the young generation thinks freedom is a given. However, we must remember what Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
As we celebrate today, I am challenged to remember each one of the lives that has been given for us and the people who serve everyday. Our freedom is not free and today of all days, we should remember and be thankful.
1000 Gifts…#3 Freedom.