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This is the BLOG of 'High Risk' Robbie Cassidy.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day

Today is a day that inbetween the beer and the hot dogs, one should take time to be thankful. Not thankful that it is a governement holiday and that if you work that you were probably off today, but thankful in the reflection that hundreds of thousands of men and women have died in the name of freedom for this great country, it's people, and thier families.

When thinking about Memorial Day, I believe that it is imparitive that you ask yourself:
What is there that I hold more sacred, more important, than the value of my own life?

Without the deaths of our nation's soldiers, who have understood this question and answered it with thier actions, our freedom would have never been known. From the days of the Revolutionary War, our soldiers died for a cause that they believed that was greater than the value of thier own life. I for one, appreciate everything that they do and have done for over 229 years in this great country of ours.

We owe a debt of gratitude that we can never repay, because unless you have served, and I haven't, you don't know the actual cost of freedom. I think that this would be a far greater country than what it is if we understood the price of freedom, realizing that what freedom costs, which isn't free, but the lives of our servicemen and women, and that is what we are celebrating on this very day.


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