🇺🇸 It seems like in all the past years I can recall, Memorial Day also marked the end of the school year, the opening of public pools, a “free” day for BBQ’s or picnics, and massive sales in the shopping world.
🇺🇸 Those who died on foreign soil did so to insure our freedom to meet and play together, to shop without a permit or papers, to run a business, and practice our faith as we desire.
We’ve gotten a tiny taste of what not having certain freedoms look like 😬….. and it’s been a little hairy (in some places more than others).
Frankly, the ‘rona situation has made me much more reflective and appreciative of those who died so that we may remain free. They didn’t know us, but yet they still made the ultimate sacrifice to defend freedom anyway. It is a humbling thought.
🇺🇸Hundred of thousands of men and women have died to preserve and protect our nation over the years. Without their willingness to fight (and die), we could have all grown up living in a country that feels like North Korea, Iran, China or Cuba.
Those four are among the 10 most “lock downed” countries in the world, where freedom does not exist.
…. and all of these 10 countries have one thing in common:
Censorship of speech.
Today, this is heavy on my heart. We should be honoring the soldiers who died with flags, memorial services, and parades this Memorial Day, and then we should be gathering together as we tend to do on a holiday… in back yards, on beaches, and at parks, enjoying the freedom gifted to us.
We should not have to wonder if our written word will be censored, or our accounts “jailed” by social media police because a view differs from “the norm”
… Censorship of speech is a path to freedom lost.
🇺🇸🇺🇸God bless the USA and the men and women who have died to protect our soil and our freedom. 🇺🇸🇺🇸 May we honor them by utilizing the freedom they gifted us.