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Never Take Your Freedom for Granted

Memorial Day, first observed in 1868, has always been a day to remember those who died in battle.  We remember those who suffered and died for our nation and the freedom we hold so dear.  Of the over 42 million Americans that have served our country, over 1.1 million have died for the cause of freedom.  In Iraq, where 92,000 U.S. troops now serve, 4,400 Americans have died since March 2003.  We should never take for granted those who gave their lives for America.  The opportunities that abound to us today were born from the death of others’ bright futures and dreams.  Many mothers’ tears have soaked the earth around a young soldier’s grave as taps sounded from a lone trumpet.  What did our freedom cost?  Ask the wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, children, and friends who had to follow a flag-draped coffin to a grave site.  Our freedom came at a great cost.  Today, thank God for those who died for our nation’s liberty, those soldiers who are serving, protecting and defending us today, and the One who died for our eternal freedom.

"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)

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