Independence Day Thanks

Thank you for your sacrifice:images

The freedom we take for granted was bought for a price. Maintaining that freedom today costs lives as well. We can’t thank you enough…and we don’t thank you enough. May the daily grind never diminish our thankfulness for a country in which we can work hard, speak our mind, and still prosper.

Thank you for freedom:

To speak our minds, to agree or disagree. To go from place to place freely and to be represented in government. We may not always agree…our party may not always win…but we speak in freedom and we vote our conscience as free Americans. The price was paid by those mentioned above but the privilege is carried out by all of us.

Thank you that the battles we most often watch are on a football field and not a battle field:

downloadSports began as training for battle. Now we watch sports instead of fighting each other. That doesn’t mean there are not still battles fought. We have thanked those who have gone before to bring us freedom and those who put themselves in harms way in real battles to preserve and protect that freedom. Thus we remember that when we watch our beloved Green Bay Packers battle against the foe on the field it is a dim-viewed mirror of the real battles fought by real men and women past and present. What a blessing that we can have such a benign and therapeutic replacement for the scourge of war. This is not true for everyone. So again, thanks to all who made peace and keep America at peace.

So to all Packers fans who enjoy the freedom of living in America: Never take it for granted, and may we never forget:

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

Ronald Reagan

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