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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Give Thanks for Freedom

I thank God that I live in a country that cherishes freedom. This includes freedom from government oppression, freedom of speech and press and freedom of religion. These should not be taken for granted.

This image shows a field located in southeastern Nebraska just northwest of Offutt Air Force Base, home of the 55th Wing or the Fightin' Fifty-Fifth. The field shows the words "Thank You! For Freedom!" and can be seen from Offutt’s air space at takeoff and landing. 

Of the 196 countries and territories assessed during calendar year 2009, 69 (35 percent) were rated Free, 64 (33 percent) were rated Partly Free, and 63 (32 percent) were rated Not Free. ...
The survey found that only 16 percent of the world’s inhabitants live in countries with a Free press, while 44 percent have a Partly Free press and 40 percent live in Not Free environments.
I give thanks to our forefathers who established our nation as a free nation and I give thanks for all those men and women over the years who have fought to maintain freedom.
If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.  ~Hamilton Fish
We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free -- Ronald Reagan
"For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters.
But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love."
  Galatians 5:13 (NLT)

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