Every year each of our respective countries, at one time or another, celebrates its freedom. We all have a day set aside to remember those who sacrificed to provide us with the freedom to do pretty much anything we want to. We have free speech and the freedom to worship as we please. We are free to travel and even disagree with our governments. We can vote. So much we take for granted.
I had a great, great grandfather who served in the Civil War and my husband’s grandfather served in World War I. My father served in the Korean War and my son-in-law has only been out of the US Navy for about 18 months now. He wasn’t even a US citizen when he chose to serve, even though he is now. Each of these men sacrificed something. Time with family and those they love to provide me with freedom. Time spent in dangerous situations to provide me freedom. I pray we never forget anyone who has sacrificed anything to provide us these freedoms. So when your country celebrates its freedom, remember those who gifted that to you. Remember those who at this time are still away from those they love to continue to provide us freedom. Enjoy your cookouts, your dinner out, your day at the beach, the park etc…Hug your loved ones.
Then I challenge you that when you see someone in the military/police work/firefighters I encourage you to thank them or treat them to a meal should you see them in a restaurant. Appreciate them and give thanks daily for all they do and all they sacrifice to let us do!