This is where I stand.
On my own front yard,
in a peaceful place,
surrounded by wonderful neighbors,
I stand here
knowing that I am free
to speak my mind,
to assemble without fear of persecution,
to vote however I want to vote.
And my ability to do this
is influenced by so many who
have gone before me,
so many who defend that freedom
Yes, I’m free to remember,
and also free to celebrate that life continues to go on.
How are you celebrating your freedom today?