The Gift of Freedom

ADVENT, DAY ELEVEN

This morning Gary and I found ourselves walking the hallowed grounds of the Crownsville Military Cemetery, located in Crownsville, MD, as we participated in the “Wreathes Across America” annual Christmas wreath laying.  There were over 250 former soldiers, fathers, sons, wives, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, scouts, and grateful citizens in attendance, and each were given wreaths to place on the grave of their choice.  Over 1100 wreathes were placed today at this cemetery alone.  My uncle fought during Vietnam, and so I looked intently for a Vietnam Veteran’s grave to lay my wreath, in honor of his heroic service to our country.  No one interred in that cemetery would question the cost of freedom. As the speaker today stated,

“Freedom is never free”.  

Freedom is always at the cost of someone’s life and blood. Continue reading “The Gift of Freedom”

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