Freedom

Most ordinarily we celebrate Freedom with flags, fireworks and parades.

I’d like to recognize another way to commemorate, this Independence Day!

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It is the Freedom to enjoy and partake of this great land we call, America!

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It is the skyscapes I get to enjoy.

The songbirds, wildflowers, and the endless expanse of our Kansas Prairie.

It is the quiet beauty and calm meandering of a country road.

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It is the wildlife that still runs free– the ageless elements that continue on, and on…

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No fireworks display can compare to a fiery sunset, or explosive-summer thunderstorm.

It is this Freedom that was fought for and preserved by past generations and now.

And, it is the gratitude that fills my heart whenever I get the chance to enjoy my Freedom.

I am filled with pride and thanks for those who sacrificed life and limb, so I might feel the sun on my face, the breeze in my hair, and grass under my feet.

Images by Phil Epp.

KRE

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