On Veterans Day, we remember freedom isn’t free (video)

Presented without comment, only gratitude for my father, father-in-law, cousins, friends and all other veterans of the United States armed services.

– By Kyle Wingfield

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November 11th, 2011
11:16 am

The time to support our vets is when corrupt congress tries to cut their benefits.

Hillbilly D

November 11th, 2011
11:41 am

We owe them all a debt. In my lifetime, I’ve watched the WWI Vets pass into memory and most of the WWII Vets are gone now and soon the rest will be no more, as well. The Korean Vets are the old men now and the Vietnam Vets aren’t far behind. Time, it passes on but don’t forget any of them. I’m fortunate that my WWII Vet is till with us and doing relatively well.


November 11th, 2011
11:50 am

Nice piece of writing Hillybilly D.


November 11th, 2011
12:05 pm

Yes, a good day to be thankful for our vets who are with us and those who have gone. So it is for my father, husband, and son. All served willingly for our country. The lovely music Kyle gave us inspires us on this Veteran’s Day as we honor all who served. Let us remember every day while we enjoy the freedom protected and supported by them.

HillBilly, best wishes to your WWII vet. That good mountain air must have made him strong!!. I have a sturdy wooden Japanese ammunition box in my family room My WWII Navy vet brought his “things’ home in it. The Japanese writing is still on it below the heavy metal latch. Just a keepsake I have kept a long time.


November 11th, 2011
3:45 pm

Just wondering

November 11th, 2011
7:32 pm

If veterans are the folks who “fight to defend our freedoms”, why have so many freedoms been lost since the founding of this nation? Is the military just doing a crappy job, or are they fighting the wrong enemy?

Not a single foreign enemy has restricted or destroyed a SINGLE freedom that americans once enjoyed. Every single restriction and destruction of freedom has come at the hands of the president, the congress, the supreme court, federal agencies, federal police, state governments, local governments, local police, or someone associated with govenrment at some level.

Why are our troops fighting folks in foreign countries when not one of them have EVER been responsible for threatening or destroying our freedoms? Why do our troops blindly follow orders from the folks who ARE responsible?

Just wondering. Happy ARMISTICE day (a day meant originally to celebrate a peace).

If you love the freedoms you continue to enjoy, thank someone who is actually fighting to preserve them.

Actually it is

November 11th, 2011
7:41 pm

Actually Freedom is free. It is given to us by our creator and is supposed to be ours by virtue of our birth. Yes, the cost of establishing a mechanism to defend freedom can be costly, both in time and resources, and supposedly government was set up in this country to do just that.

Instead, government at all levels is the destroyer of freedom.

But of course the “freedom isn’t free” statemnet is supposed to remind us of how big a price is paid by our military to “defend freedom”, but the truth is that the military is a means to transfer trillions of dollars to defense contractors, banks, wall street firms, stockholders, arms manufacturers, foreign governments, other government employees, etc. all under the guise of “defending freedom.”

Truly, defending freedom would actually cost a whole lot less than what the US spends to “defend the status quo” and the “war economy”. A heavy price is being paid by ignorant folks in the military who think this is about defending freedom, and by the taxpayers who can’t distinguish between military spending and true defense spending.

I suppose it might all be worth it except for the fact that americas lose more freedoms during war time than during peace time and despite all the trillions of dollars and millions of lives that have been lost, we have so little freedom left in this country that hundreds of thousands voluntarily leave this country