Speak to any veteran or active service member about freedom, and eventually this simple truth will emerge: Freedom isn’t free. Our liberty was built on a bedrock of personal and national sacrifice.
That’s an easy concept to understand when it is framed in terms of soldiers and battles. But the truth is, all our liberties — from freedom of speech to the right of a trial by jury — have a price. To be free means bearing the consequences of that freedom.
That’s what makes freedom hard to come by in this world. That’s also what makes it precious.
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