Check the Price Tag
Freedom may appear free until you check the price tag.
— Ty Swank (@tswank99) July 5, 2016
Independence Day is a significant moment in history for the United States. It means that we are a free nation to make our own rules. This day gives us all time to reflect on those who paved the way to grant us the ability to enjoy our lives as we know it today.
Freedom wasn’t free. Thomas Jefferson and many others had to sacrifice much of their time and personal liberty in order for our country to prosper. The U.S. military goes to bat for us continuously fighting for our civil liberties.
It seems as though people in our society are becoming soft. We’ve become soft in the sense that the price has already been paid for all of us. Most of us don’t even bother to concern ourselves with the details of the price tag for our freedom.
The moral of the story is that we should all be grateful for the sacrifices of our ancestors and those who continue to help keep this wonderful country afloat, also amazing, on a daily basis.
Spend time with your family. Appreciate one another. Feed the homeless. Do whatever you can to make this world a little more free. If we all make an effort, the possibilities of a more peaceful existence will be among us.
Have a blessed one and remember what makes this day meaningful. US. United.