Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Freedom Isn't Free

I remember some time during the 80's, a war or gun ship of our country's was bombed and several of our servicemen were killed. I remember watching that memorial service on TV. I watched as the families sat there in their grief. At the conclusion of that service, our president at the time, Ronald Reagan made his way through the rows and spoke to each family of those service people. As Reagan and his wife Nancy made their way through that crowd, they offered up so much support and encouragement. You could literally see which families they had talked to because there seemed to be a general sense of much so that even the news people covering the event pointed it out.

Yesterday I heard a quote of Ronald Reagan's that I've never heard before:

"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, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what is was once like in the United States where men were free." Ronald Reagan

May God bless America and preserve our freedoms.

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