Nothing in life should be taken for granted or assumed to be free. A price is paid somewhere. I want to thank the men and women and their families that serve in the military who ensure my rights and freedoms I enjoy in the United States are secure.
I know on a day to day basis I don’t think about how and why those privileges exist. I just think it is my right to freedom of speech, religion etc. I only have those privileges because someone else is working hard to ensure I can maintain them.
I am free to do almost anything unless it infringes on the rights of others. The fourth of July is a good reminder that the rights and freedoms I enjoy everyday were fought for and are worth continuing to fight for.
I have the right to publish a blog only because there are people out there who risk everything to maintain my right to do so. I am at a loss of words to express that gratitude.