Freedom: Remember What We Celebrate, Life, Uncategorized

Freedom: Remember What We Celebrate

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By Jeanne Takenaka

As we prepare to celebrate our country’s independence later this week, it’s good to remember what we’re celebrating.

We’re not (or shouldn’t be) celebrating the latest sale at Macy’s and the great deals we’ll get if we shop on July 4th weekend. Although, we’re certainly free to do that if we so desire.

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Gratitude, Life, Memorial Day-Real Life Sacrifices

Memorial Day: Real Life Sacrifices

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Image from pfflyer on morguefile.com. A Marine guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

I know I’m a few days early, but I’ve been thinking a lot about Memorial Day and real life sacrifices. Men and women in our military make sacrifices every day on behalf of our country. The honor of Memorial Day seems to be forgotten. Many people view it as a day off work, the day that ushers in the official beginning of summer.

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