Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Day of Mourning

Today is not a day to be dispensing writing advice, it should be a day of remembrance and reflection. Our lives were irrevocably changed ten years ago today. Hopefully, it will never again happen on American soil, but we must be vigilant.

We often forget that in order to be free, we sometimes must give up some freedoms. Travel has become cumbersome, but I would much rather feel safe, than live in fear each time I board a plane. Because freedom is not free - it is costly, in money, time, and lives lost. A member of my family is currently deployed in Afghanistan, doing his part to protect us, and allow us to enjoy our way of life.

So, today, remember, reflect, and never forget that freedom is difficult. It requires sacrifice and courage, from each and every one of us, not just the members of our armed forces. We all need to do our part to protect our freedom, our way of life, and those who are most important to us.

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