Let Freedom Ring July 04 2008

The 4th of July is also known as Independence Day and the day that the United States achieved freedom from Great Britain. Driving over nine hours in the car today with my children to a family reunion for the 4th, I had plenty of time to consider what freedom means to me.Red, White & Blue Christmas Ornament

Freedom, to me, is the ability to travel wherever I want to go, whenever I want to go, without restriction.

Freedom, to me, is the ability to grab a bottle of fresh, clean water to take with me for whenever I get thirsty.

Freedom, to me, is the ability to pay outrageous gas prices to go to visit my family because my husband has a good job that provides well for us financially.

As you enjoy the 4th of July with your friends and family, consider, what does freedom mean to you?