Freedom is not free. We live in a nation where our motto is, ” Land of the free and home of the brave.” Since the founding of America, men and women have laid down their lives to keep our liberties. I am part of the “Baby Boomer” generation. A high percentage of the population, in my generation, are Vietnam Veterans. Our parents were veterans of World War II and the Korean war. When it came time for my generation to step up to the plate we accepted the challenge.
On September 11, 2001, America was attacked. We had enjoyed peace, prosperity, and freedom for many years. Suddenly fear and uncertainly faced our nation. What would we do as a nation to preserve our peace and freedom? The American flag became our standard. Our sons and daughters arose to defend our nation.
I am so proud of all our Veterans and Active Service Members. Every generation alive has risen to the battle cry to preserve our freedom.I know there are a lot of problems facing our nation. We have a secret weapon so few other nations have; Prayer warriors, Christians who know the power of prayer. We might have the greatest military machine and the bravest service members, but God is our keeper.
“Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” ~Psalms 127:1
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” ~Psalms 33:12
God bless America and all our veterans.
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