The Price of Freedom
You may think the price of freedom is just a few dollars and some pocket lint. I'm sorry to say this but, you're believing a terribly misleading lie. The price of freedom is much more than that. To some, it's enough to risk their own lives. A lot of times, the price they pay, is missing their child's birth, A few Christmas' overseas or the whole childhood of their children.
To defend our country and to defend our freedom, takes more than just speaking and saying that you stand behind it. It means you have to back it up. You must become a part of it, and know how and why it stands so true to the nations beliefs and freedoms. To defend the freedoms, it takes a strength and a strength only the nations forces can secure with them such that of military strength. They have to be willing to take a risk, and to make sacrifices. Not only what they find suited for their time, but for our country's being.
Not only is it our freedoms they're stepping up broadly in front of to take care of, but it is also our rights. Which include Women's rights and the Right to Bear Arms. I for one enjoy being able to go out on a Saturday after-noon, with my family. As a family. But if say we legally had a right to stop by McDonalds, you probably wouldn't have that right if the armed forces didn't stand for it.
World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, American Revolution, Civil War, French & Indian War, and so on. These wars all occurred for one main reason, to protect the people and their endowed rights. If brave people who are willing and able to back their own beliefs up and step up to the battlefield of which these have taken place, and if these wars hadn't happened the way they did, I don't even want to think about where our country would be at with dealing with our rights and freedoms.
Some places like stores and such have military discount the problem being is that not enough do. I mean sure they have to make a profit, or else they'd crash and burn as a business, but the price the veterans and current serving military men have paid a much larger price than they've ever imagined it would have been. A greater price than the store itself would have made whether it made the veteran pay or not. There is not greater price you can pay, than to risk so much to serve this country, and for the well-being of it.
Some of you might be thinking yeah, I've heard this before, it's just talk. Keep talking, I'm going to act like I'm listening. No you don't understand until you've been there. You don't understand until you have nothing but trust with those of which that have your back, that will catch you if you fall, you don't know the feeling to see your friend on your right to get a severed arm, and the friend on your left to stop breathing ever so slowly. You don't realize the affect this has on not only the family of the soldier but also the country. God bless you, if you know what I'm trying to say.
To all of you veterans out here, Thank you for your service. And God bless.
May your freedoms forever be with you.
By: Shelby Simmons