Pride in our servicemen and women isn’t new. Do you know how many times Americans have sent their young people to war? Since the beginning of our country, we have defended it. I began thinking about this why our son first went to war. My wife and I had to come to the realization that only God could keep him. We began to pray and believe. A young friend, whose parents were believing as we were, died in Iraq. It didn’t mean that we were better. It was God’s plan for that young man. There are 1000’s of young men and women who sacrificed themselves for our freedom. This is why, we the living, must never take our freedoms for granted. We were given a precious gift by God and those young people. Freedom is never free. It always costs. Sometimes we might think the price is too high. But that’s the cost of freedom. Our duty to our king and country doesn’t end with military service. It ends when we go home to our Father, God.