Do you know? Do you care? Memorial Day is the day that we remember those who have fought and paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
The freedom to speak our minds and write our opinions on blogs like these. The freedom to go to a church of our choosing and worship whatever you believe in. The freedom to vote for who we believe should run our government.
Do you take these things for granted? Do you take for granted the men and women who have sacrificed EVERYTHING in order for YOU to have these freedoms?
I have a friend. She is the kindest, most loving, most faithful person that I know. Her husband was one of my husband's best friends. He was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007. Their son was four months old. He only got to see his son in person for ten days. Their son will never kick a soccer ball or play catch with his Dad. Because his Dad believed in what is good and honorable about our country. And he volunteered to protect those freedoms. He paid the ultimate price.
So take a moment sometime this weekend to think about those who have protected us over the last couple of hundred years. Offer a little prayer for them and their families and say thank you. They are what make this country great.
And please remember that freedom isn't free.
Happy Memorial Day.