We were driving down I95 today when we came upon a long convoy of military vehicles heading northbound. After doing some research, we found out that it was a brigade heading for deployment in Iraq. Seeing these soldiers in full gear on an incredibly hot day here in NC, maintaining their discipline even though doing just a "harmless" drive - it really makes you think. They are leaving their homes and loved ones behind, some for the second or third or more time, and they are doing it in service to us and in service to the greatest country in the world. It makes you realize how many things we take for granted in the United States, and how we MUST hold these freedoms sacred.
So...it may be a cliche...but freedom is not free. The United States of America is the greatest living experiment in individual liberty and representative democracy in the history of the planet. Do not forget our troops in harm's way, and do not let their sacrifices be in vain by trading "security" for freedom.
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