Thursday, July 02, 2009

Freedom isn't free....somebody pays.

Today, my heart goes out to the Marine family that lost a son in Afghanistan. Our youngest did 2 tours in Iraq and our oldest, a career Navy officer in EOD is forever going to Iraq and Afghanistan. Our DIL, a Navy Doc, just returned from a year in Afghanistan. The middle son is a cop....we live in constant gut wrenching fear when the phone rings at night or a strange sedan pulls up in the driveway.
As we celebrate the 4th of July and our own Freedom at home, lets not forget the legions of loved ones that purchased our freedoms with their own lives, so that we could live in freedom from fear and tyranny.
I remember....I pray for their safety everyday....God bless the brave men and women of our military and keep them safe till they return.


TwoSpecialWires said...

Will do: Remember. Honor. Respect.

Thanks for dropping by.... if we run out of treats here at Gram's, we'll sniff out way down the coast to find you!

Jake and Fergi

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

And God bless you for bringing this to our attention.

My husband is a retired career Marine. I know the concerns you have.

Thank you,

Dog Twitterer ( said...

I can't imagine what it's like. May they all come home safely.


Asta said...

Amen to that.
Thank you fow weminding us. We awe vewy gwateful fow all those who wisk theiw lives dily to keep us safe.I hope all youw loved ones come home safely
Thank you again!
smoochie kisses
ASTA and Mommi

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I can understand the pain and anquish you go through. We had that sedan, as you know, in February. 3 Officers dressed in the Class A's to bring us our gut wrenching news. A month later a friend in town lost her son in Iraq. The pain is unbearable but we continue to honor those who diligently and unselfishly serve this country of ours to give us our freedom.

I am retired from The Civil Service and have a brother who is a Sergeant, too. Our dad was a cop as well. So I can completely relate.

Thanks for this post.