Saturday, July 4, 2009


Today means different things for different people. For some it's an excuse to party or to get an extra day off of work. It's a chance to stock up on fireworks, get together with friends and act like foolish kids again. Of course, all of this is fun and part of the holiday but hopefully in the midst of all the fun, we stop to realize what today really means for us. The day that we adopted the Declaration of Independence. Freedom that did not come easily. Freedom that we still have because of the men and women who have fought to earn our freedom. Never forget that we still have to fight for our freedom, that it will never be handed to us on a silver platter because anything worth having, is worth fighting for.

I always think of Martina McBride's song, Independence Day this time of year. I know that it is not necessarily about our country's freedom, but it just goes to show you that no matter what kind of independence you are looking for, it comes at a price.

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