- Jul 7, 2010
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I have never lost a family member in the armed forces, but have lost a friend. We have had many friends and family members that have sacrificed a lot to protect our freedoms. They have missed children being born, birthdays, weddings, family get togethers, children growing up. This represents to my family and me a time to reflect those sacrifices, and to be proud to be an American. We will fly our flag that the flew over the White House in honor of my Grandfather who served our country proudly and without asking for recognition for the battles he was in.
In this day and age I think quite a few have forgotten or may have never knew of the sacrifices that were made for their freedoms. Their freedoms to choose who to vote for, their freedoms to work for who they want to, their freedoms to own firearms, their freedoms to choose to protest. Heck the freedom to go and enjoy a long weekend.
So this picture means to me to take the time and remember all the sacrifices made for us.
I hope everyone has an awesome and safe long weekend, and take a minute to remember.