Wednesday, July 4, 2012
236th Anniversary of our U.S. independence - With Humble Gratitude
I once heard a WWI veteran reflecting on the lessons he had learned, "If we lose our democracy, it won't be easy getting it back." I had never before considered the "if", always taking it for granted that our liberty and freedom are etched in stone, slated to exist in perpetuity.
As we celebrate the 236th anniversary of our U.S. independence, let us pause and reflect: that democracy is not a spectator sport; that our nation's liberty has never been maintained solely (albeit often valiantly) by those who wear the uniform; that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance by each one of us who wishes to remain free.