Having been raised in a military family and having served myself, I hold deep feelings for those who have suffered the loss of a family member or loved one in defense of this nation. As others have said before, “Freedom is not free.” The cost is always blood. Men and women have sacrificed their lives for you and me to enjoy the freedoms we have. In a much more important way, Jesus shed His blood so that you and I could be free from the wages of sin. You and I no longer have to fear death because we belong to the Father. While we remember those who gave us our national freedoms, we also remember the One who gave us ultimate freedom. Praise God!