Memorial Day Reflection

Memorial Day Reflection

 

For me Memorial Day is a time to appreciate this fantastic country we live in. Sure, we’re experiencing a rough economy right now and millions of Americans are feeling the pinch, myself included. But we’ll get through this.

When I think of Memorial Day, I think of freedom. That’s one trait that makes this country special. Of course there are many other amazing attributes to cite but for me, it’s freedom baby!

Freedom is the one thing I hope we, as citizens, never take for granted. As a writer I suppose the freedom I value most is having the ability to express my thoughts and ideas and stories; and likewise, the ability to read uncensored thoughts and ideas of others. But as a woman and mother I most value free will. That is, having the ability to make our own choices. In other words, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I am grateful for the patriotism and sacrifice of the millions of soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors who fought to give us that freedom. If you’re serving in the military now, or ever have served, thank you!!! If you have loved ones serving, I wish for their safe return.

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