Who Am I?




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.

About Alan A. Malizia: Contagious Optimism! Co-Author

Retired mathematics teacher and high school athletics coach. Honors: 1988 Ct. Coach of the Year for H.S. Girls Voleyball and 2007 Inducted into the Ct. Women's Volleyball Hall of Fame. Since retiring have written two books; "The Little Red Chair," an autobiography about my life experience as a polio survivor and "A View From The Quiet Corner," a selection of poems and reflections. Presently I am a contributing author for the "Life Carrots" series primarily authored by Dave Mezzapelle of Goliathjobs.com.
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