The point of today's mini-blog is this. We wouldn't have won our freedom if not for the brave souls who joined the Continental Army and State Militias. More to the point, we would not still have our freedom if not for those who continue, to this day, to join the United States Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard. The last line of the first stanza of “The Star Spangled Banner” says: “The land of the free and the home of the brave.” But really, it's the Land of the Free Because of the Brave. Think about that while you're watching those fireworks (meant to represent the “rockets red glare/the bombs bursting in air”) and eating that hot dog; think of our brave men and women overseas keeping the terrorists from crossing the line in the sand; think of the freedom you enjoy to bitch and moan about things and criticize your own government when in so many other countries it would get you executed. Think, remember and never forget that the United States is the greatest place to live because brave people fought for it (and died for it) to be so.
Next week's blog: TBD