Freedom: What's Your Definition?
FREEDOM…a great feel good word. However, freedom is a double-edged sword. Freedom is not just what I think freedom means. I have to be respectful of others’ definitions of freedom. We all have our own definition of the word, and we measure everyone else by that yard stick in our head. With freedom we also have responsibility.
In June we celebrated the end of World War II, when young men graduated from high school and immediately joined the service and headed to war.
The Korean War called up many men who had already served in World War II. Then Vietnam, a divided nation with people actually spitting on veterans. There are those willing to die to defend our Country and those who want to talk about freedom, but aren’t willing to fight or to sacrifice for freedom.
When I think of Freedom, I think of and salute the United States Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, and Merchant Marine Academy. Every day on the seven seas, in space, and on many continents they are working to keep America Free and moving us forward in technology. I’m not sure Americans know or appreciate what these Service Academies do for America.