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Monday, May 26, 2008

The Long Weekend

Many of you are off work today. Instead of just grilling up some dead animal and tossing back a few containers of fermented barley beverage without a care in the world, why don't you take some time to think about why you have the day off?

Memorial Day is a day to honor those who have given their lives in military service to our country. Just think about them for a moment. Thousands upon thousands paid the ultimate price for freedom. Your freedom. My freedom. Our freedom.

Far too often, Americans take their freedom for granted. Few of us who were born in the US really grasp the incredible gift we were given- we live in a nation of liberty and freedom. We are spoiled by our abundance and blessings. What some have fought and died to attain we dismiss as common place. How sad... for us.

Freedom isn't free, and liberty is bought with the blood of patriots. We should remember those whose blood was shed for this nation every day, not just today. But today is a good start.

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