Thursday, October 28, 2010

Freedom is Not Free

As my mom says, "Nothing in life is ever free." In the case of freedom, she couldn't be more right.

The war memorials on the National Mall and throughout the world exist to remind future generations that our quest for freedom always comes at a high human price. At the Korean War Veterans Memorial, they literally remind visitors of this fact through the inscription of "freedom is not free" on one of the memorial's wall. Near the inscribed wall rests three other reminders of the cost of war -- the dead, wounded, captured and missing statistics of the soldiers who fought in the Korean War.

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