“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.”
Former Vice President Dick Cheney
My grandparents were no strangers to war. My paternal grandfather was still in school when his two older brothers fought in World War II. Both of my grandfathers then served in Korea during the Korean War. My grandfathers joined the service because it was a call of duty to the country they loved, not because they wanted free education or a trip around the world. They came face to face with the mayhem and sadness that accompanies a war fought on someone’s homeland. They know the cost of liberty.
Many of my generation have grown up in such freedom and provision that they view the “American Dream” as something to be despised. I am saddened by those who fail to see life as our grandparents did.
I am truly grateful for my warm, safe home and for the good times we have there as a family. I’m thankful for the ability to travel around town without fear. I’m thankful that my husband is able to carry a gun to protect us if the need arose. I’m thankful for the people who have served in our Armed Forces to make it that way. Happy Veterans Day to all of our American heroes, our veterans!