We sat watching fireworks this evening and I couldn’t help but recite the old familiar verse. I am moved more by those words with every year that goes by.

We are free because of sacrifice. Our countrymen stood and fought (and died) so that we would all have the chance to live free, without tyranny. Our countrymen do that still.

As we celebrate, may we remember the responsibility that comes with the freedom. May we never forget that what we have wasn’t free. It’s high price was paid for with what we hold most valuable, life.

It doesn’t matter what party you hold to. We are all Americans if we call the United States our home. What we have is still worth the price. May we never forget.

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