Today is a special day of quiet contemplation in each heart of Americans for the gift we've been given at a great cost to many.
Not only to those who honor this gift is freedom given, it is also granted to those who don't appreciate the sacrifices and those who will only kick their country and apologize for it instead of treasure it.
I hope that you've had a chance to stop in at a cemetery and say a quiet thank you in your heart to a soldier buried there for years as time sweeps across his resting place and freedom blows the flag placed there to honor him this day.
We are so very fortunate to know this gift that billions in the world long for and don't know and may never know.
We have what they want. Do we use it for good? Do we honor the memory of those who bought it with their blood?
Are we doing the diligent thing and watching over the freedom won at such a great cost so that we can pass it on to future generations?
I hope that it can be said that we were willing to put it on the line and make sure that our soldiers who have given some and the some who have given all will not have done so in vain.
That is what we of this generation will be judged for: our willingness to fight for the preservation of our freedoms here at home.
Are you up to to the task?
And now...a word or two from the greatest President in my time...
The first President I was able to vote for and did so gladly...