Kats’ Korner: Freedom Isn’t Free

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”——President Ronald Reagan.


Living in the United States of America is a privilege, so are our freedoms.

Freedom isn’t free. It has had a huge price tag since 1776. 1.4 million soldiers have died protecting our country and our freedom.

Thanking them never seems like enough. Their loyalty to their country is priceless. I wish war never had to happen. I above all wish lives didn’t have to be sacrificed to protect what is ours. Unfortunately, wishing will not protect our home. We have to fight, which the United States has done, and will continue to do. We never shy away from a battle. We stand tall and proud, willing to do whatever it takes to keep our rights, not letting anyone take them away.

As it says in the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

There are many celebrations this weekend in honor of the 4th of July. Oakland has the July 3rd Party in the Park beginning at 5:00 p.m. Lyons has a 4th of July celebration beginning July 3rd and continuing through Sunday, July 5th. Check Kat Country Hub for times of events.

Take time this weekend to honor those that have fought the fight, won the battle, giving their all so you can live in the land of the free because of the brave.

God Bless the USA!




About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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