Parades are fun! Families are out, little ones waving flags, even dogs were wearing red, white and blue and one even matched what their owner was wearing!  I always get teary eyed when veterans pass by and I stand to applaud them. This year a group who fought in the Korean War marched by…. well a few marched and a then few more than that rode by in cars. My dad was in this war  64 years ago. I think if you are personally connected to someone who has served, the meaning of the sacrifice made seems to mean more. But, for veterans, they weren’t personally connected to anyone in particular when they went to war for it to have meaning. But fight they did for the sake of freedom for all mankind.

According to the U.S. State Department, human trafficking is one of the greatest human rights challenges of this century, both in the United States and around the world. So many innocents overtaken stripped of their human rights…freedom. This is a war not fought by military action, but one of human beings taking action for fellow human beings. Sacrifice is hardly the word to use for participation in this war. It just really takes seeing, hearing, and doing something.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment

before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

” Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.” – Author Unknown





One comment on “Freedom

  1. Cathy says:

    Amen!!! Love your sentiments about Freedom and for all those in the military past and present that have and are still fighting for our freedom. It is time that the rest of us give back in helping to fight human trafficking and slavery.

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