Your Freedom to …


DoD DVIDS Photo by Spc. Ferdinand Thomas, 214th MPAD, Richmond, VA

Your freedom to hate the US Military,
Your freedom to vilify those prosecuting the Global War on Terror,
Your freedom to burn Old Glory, our standard, the banner of freedom,
Your freedom to key my truck because you hate my showing pride in my service,
Your freedom to be born and later carelessly take the life of the unborn,
Your freedom to feel guilt for your own success because others are not,
Your freedom to stand in awe of this great country,

This is your freedom, paid for by 480,000 servicemembers being honored at the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. Each star represents 100 souls and the memorial has 4,800 stars.


DoD DVIDS Photo by Spc. Ferdinand Thomas, 214th MPAD, Richmond, VA

Will you continue to disrespect this man, someone’s Dad, someone’s GrandPa, someone who truly knows what freedom means? Can you take for granted, with all you have today, the freedom this man’s brothers in arms sacrificed? Are you so bent on being right that you have forgotten the fact that previous governments and regimes would snuff an inconsequential person such as yourself without a care? Has the value of freedom paid by so many been lost on you, ’cause you forgot? Do you not see that freedom is costly, requires commitment and sacrifice, and cannot be taken lightly?

Freedom is earned. It is blood, sweat, tears, and long periods of time alone in foreign lands and at home. It is a path not all take. It is the families left behind that continue to pay the day to day sacrifices for freedom.

Your freedom must be cherished, because you have been given the greatest gift.

God Speed to all before me. God Bless those left behind.

Also posted at US Army: Stand-To!

Also posted at California Conservative

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7 Responses to “Your Freedom to …”

  1. LL Says:

    Great post. You gave me goose bumps!!

  2. Fix4RSO Says:

    Hey LL!!! ;)

    Ah, yes, I’m just waitin’ for the next troll to show up and complain. You know, the same old tripe.

    It is really cool that the US Army linked here! I was on their morning briefing web site today! That to me is one of the best “badges” next to my marksmanship ribbon from the USAF.

    How are you? Saw you had car troubles lately - sorry to hear that. Oh, and maybe you might want to check out getting a couple of M-80s for your washer machine! It’d be fun to blow it up - for all the trouble you’ve been gettin’ from it!

    Take care M’Lady! And, have fun bikin’ this summer! It’s great weather for a slow cruise on a long road … ya know?

  3. yankeemom Says:

    Thank you! I so needed that today ~

  4. Fix4RSO Says:

    Glad to be of service, YankeeMom! ;)

    Ya know, I was done with my positive report on Iraq, and this whole post just sorta, came out. My wife looks at me funny when I say that, ’cause often times the words just form.

    The feeling is always there, especially when I get stares from folks around here while driving my truck. It’s an old ‘77 Ford, no big shakes! There is a picture of it in one of my earlier posts. And, yes, there are Air Force stickers all over it … and, WHY NOT?! ;)

    Take care, and God Bless, and glad you got a good feeling. It is what I was going for - a post that just rings, true.

  5. The Uncooperative Blogger Says:

    Your Freedom to …

    Cross posted from Fix4RSO 

    DoD DVIDS Photo by Spc. Ferdinand Thomas, 214th MPAD, Richmond, VA
    Your freedom to hate the US Military,
    Your freedom to vilify those prosecuting the Global War on Terror,
    Your freedom to burn Old Glory, our standard, the b…

  6. Amie Says:

    That’s wussup playa! lol Naw, but I love the photos. You definitely captured the hearts of anyone who reads this through your words. The pics just add that extra…umph!

  7. Fix4RSO Says:

    Thanks for stopping by Amie! Hope your time in the US Army is going well. If ya need anything, let me know! There are tons of us out here very much behind you, and hoping that you all stay safe.

    Take care!

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