"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."
~ Ronald Reagan ~
Enshrined in our Declaration and our Constitution are the principles of liberty, justice, self-determination. These principles aren't free. Freedom is a paradox. In order to live free, there is a price. That price is paid in blood, sweat, tears and based in the self-sacrifice of those who take up the cause and don the uniforms of our Armed Forces. Every day, they choose to defend these principles. Every day, they put themselves in harms way. Some pay give their limbs. Some give their lives. They deserve our respect, our admiration, our remembrance and our support.
Monday is Memorial Day. As you go to your parades, your picnics, your gatherings, take a moment to remember those who have sacrificed, and thank those who are still with us.