We all know today is Independence Day, but what does that really mean? Independence Day is the day this GREAT country won its independence from Great Britain and signed the Declaration of Independence.
To some it means parades, barbecues, fireworks, beer, and a long weekend. To others it means much more. It means sacrificing for the good of the rest of this country, not only in time away from family and friends but oftentimes in death.
My brother in law is one of these individuals. Nick joined the army after graduating high school in 2003. He was killed in action on May 8, 2005 by an IED. He was the kindest person I knew with an amazing smile and personality. There wasn’t a single person who knew Nick and didn’t love him. Nick knew there was a chance he’d lose his life if he joined the Army. He gave the ultimate sacrifice in order for the rest of us to remain free.
So remember when you’re enjoying your parades, barbeques, and fireworks that Freedom Isn’t Free.
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.