I know I just put up a blog post, but I wanted to take a step back and acknowledge those who have fallen for our country.

Memorial Day is one of those holidays that all students are grateful for because it gives them a day off of school, but the true essence of Memorial Day goes beyond a day off of chemistry homework.

Today is a day to look back and remember those who have fallen fighting for the freedom of the United States of America. Yes, our country has flaws and politics are messed up, but we remain the freest country in the world. We don’t remain that way without a cost. From the American Revolution to the War on Terrorism, men have fought and died to protect American freedom and the freedoms of others.

We watch soldiers die in movies and read about war in books. Often it moves us to tears, and while it is good that these move us, we don’t often step back and really think on the sacrifice these brave men and women have offered.


Today I encourage you to think about those who have left family and home to fight for the lives we have now. There are few places in the world where one is able to ramble on about anything and everything on the internet and in person (yes I know that freedom is growing smaller but thats another conversation). I can go to church and talk about my faith without fear of being arrested for my beliefs.

Truly we have much, very much to be grateful for.


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