Today is one of those days where I find myself immeasurably humbled by all that others have done for me. My freedom shouldn't be something I take lightly. I take it for granted on a regular basis, and sometimes forget just how fortunate I am to live where I do. Regardless of your politics, and your feelings towards war and fighting, be grateful today. Take the time to say thank you. Take the time to really think about what you have. I'm willing to bet that you'll be surprised by just how lucky you really are, and that the people protecting what you have will mean a little bit more to you today because you've taken that time.
The fact that there are men and women fighting all across the globe and at home to defend my rights, and keep my home safe from those who would take those freedoms away is almost beyond my comprehension. How can people be so selfless? How can people care so much as to risk their lives for someone, many someones, they've never met and never will? That's bravery and courage at it's finest.
Freedom is a blessing, and I am truly grateful.
To all who have served, including my dad and my grandfathers, and to all currently serving- THANK YOU!
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