By Jug Varner

Too many Americans simply take freedom for granted. We all need to stop occasionally to realize that our freedom WAS NOT and IS NOT free.

It came at a dear price to those staunch patriots of the American Revolution - many of whom paid for it with losses of properties, families and their lives defending it.

It has come at a dear price to succeeding generations in our history as well. In such times, Americans have stood against tyranny and have given of themselves to retain our precious freedoms - just as they are doing today in Iraq, Afghanistan and other parts of the world.

The 4th of July is more than just a holiday weekend, picnics, beach parties, ball games and cookouts. It is a time to be especially grateful for those who have stood against the “enemies of freedom,” wherever and whenever challenged.

Be thankful to God if you were born free in America, or were able to come to this great nation and become a free citizen.

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