How often does the average person think about their heart beating? Probably not often. Our hearts beat whether we think about it or not and typically we take for granted that it will continue to do so. For those of us in the United States, freedom isn't something we spend a lot of time thinking about it. We've always had it and we take for granted that we always will.
So, once a year we recognize our veterans and say "thank you" for our freedom. Tomorrow, the sentiment of today will be tucked away until next year. And so it goes.
Unlike so many in the world, we are blessed to be able to take our freedom for granted. We are able to go about our business unconcerned because of the men and women who serve or have served in our military and sacrifice their personal freedom every single day.
We owe it to our servicemen to do our part for freedom. Each of us has a duty to educate ourselves on the issues that threaten our way of life, to be engaged in our communities and to hold our elected representative accountable for their actions. We can honor our veterans every day by being active participants in the protection of our freedom.
Thank you to all of our troops and to their families. Happy Veterans Day.