Monday, May 27, 2013

Remember...

Freedom isn't free.


Never forget that the freedoms we enjoy have been paid for in blood.



We enjoy a quality of life unrivaled by anything in history. The poorest among us live in conditions that most of the rest of the world can only dream about; we can travel as we wish within our borders; we can speak our minds without fear of someone kicking in the door in the middle of the night.

And it is because "rough men stand ready to do violence on [our] behalf". And sometimes, in the course of events, those men (and women) give all in defense of their country. We set today aside as a special day, but we should keep these guardians forever in our hearts - as we are forever in their debt.

Thank you, each and every one that has put on the uniform of the American soldier.

The halls of Valhalla are filled with our fallen warriors - remember them today and always.

That is all.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"...we can travel as we wish within our borders; we can speak our minds without fear of someone kicking in the door in the middle of the night. "

Are you sure?

I understand the sentiment, but I think some critical examination of the *functional* veracity of this statement is in order.

From Lyle's post over at Joe's place just yesterday:
"I recently heard a phrase that will stay with me for the rest of my life. “The most powerful weapon of the oppressor is the the mind of the oppressed.” — David Masters quoting Stephen Banta"

-Normally named, today 'anonymous'

Old NFO said...

Well done, and thank you for remembering!