Cindi Bigelow

Cindi Bigelow

Posted 11/06/2013 Huffington Post Blog

At this time of year, we think of our family members and friends who served in the armed forces in a much different way. They were young men and women with hopes and dreams, and yet they volunteered to serve their country when freedom for ourselves and others had to be preserved.

Many died, many more were injured, and for all of them, the experience of war changed their view of life forever.

The price to preserve freedom is always a costly one, but it offers a lesson that every school child and adult in America should be reminded of again and again. These are lessons of history that can never be forgotten for the sake of those who died during two World Wars, and for the sake of those who died in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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