What it Means to be
By Christy L. Riley
America the beautiful and brave, your song sings true to my heart. Not
a moment goes by when I do not think of your trials and wars fought.
Not a day passes when I do not think of those who have died for the
very word Freedom. So let freedom ring.
Freedom, what power such a word holds in our hearts. What power this
word holds to have caused so much bloodshed, to bring about the very
freedoms that many take for granted today. May we all never forget the
price of freedom. For freedom is more than a word on a page, freedom is
what makes us who we are.
Freedom simply is…
“My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue,” Author Unknown.
“I love my freedom. I love my America,” Jessi Lane Adams.
“I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom,”
Simone de Beauvoir.
“America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history
appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human
race,” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I
won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me,” Lee
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created
equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness,” Thomas Jefferson.
“Nothing is free anymore; nowadays it all comes at a price. Freedom
came about at the price of brave men and women who gave their blood for
us,” Christy L. Riley.
Every man, woman, girl, and boy has the right to be free. It does not
matter what/whom you believe in. Do not let our differences divide us,
may our differences unite us. We all must work together, so that, the
very word freedom does not become a thing of our past. Let freedom ring
in our hearts, minds, and spirits; as daily we act out what freedom