Freedom Comes at a Price

I debated on posting this photo because I know the current war situation is a hot topic, with valid arguments behind many opposing viewpoints.  In the interest of recognizing the greater concept of freedom, I recognize all those that serve their country when called, regardless of the reasons and politics behind it.

Freedom is not free.  There is a price paid by so many, and we enjoy the benefits.  Not much brings a quicker tear to my eye than when I see a ceremony honoring a fallen soldier, or even a funeral for someone with military honors for having served.  I have seen this for others, and I have witnessed it personally for my father and others in my family.

No matter who you are, I will always give a place in line ahead of me, a word of thanks, and support you in any way I can.  For the price you pay, I owe you a debt of gratitude.  Thank you.

Link to desktop wallpaper sized versionLink to opinion article in WSJ from which the quote was taken.

Canon 20D, 24-105L, 1/400 at f4.0 and 100ISO