Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Freedom Ain't Free kit

As 4th of July comes around, I usually get excited for BBQ's and fireworks and festive desserts. But when I have a moment to myself, I think about my freedom and how grateful I am to have it. And then as I think even more, I think of a line in the song "I'm Proud to be an American". The line that brings tears to my eyes is "...where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me."

Yes, we may have our freedom, but it wasn't free. A price had to be paid for our freedom, and that price was the lives of so many brave men and women. I am humbled as I think about it, and so grateful and feel in debt to those people. To all of you who have loved ones currently serving for our country, or if you have loved ones who have died serving our country, my heart goes out to you. Let us all remember how our freedom was attained. I am proud to be an American!