I am what drove men to sacrifice their lives and fortunes to create a new nation under God. I am what, throughout this nation’s history, has compelled and still to this day compels men and women to do the same to preserve me. I am what motivates an aversion in any human being, especially an American, toward a tyrannical thumb that would seek to forcefully direct the course their hearts. I cannot be recognized by any of the senses. Yet my existence is confirmed when I have been lost. Man cannot give me who is inherent in all men and women, but man can take me away. I am FREEDOM.
Know, on this Memorial Day, that I can only be lost when I am taken for granted.