The Price of Freedom - The price of freedom Americans have had to pay in the past and present.
This is a question that I think is running through the minds of many Americans today and I wonder what their answer is going to be if they or a loved one is asked to serve. In the post-Vietnam era, a more cynical time than of today, it is not automatically assumed that everyone will drop what he or she were doing in their lives and rush to serve as they did sixty years ago at the beginning of World War II.
Tom Brokaw opens his book, The Greatest Generation, with the observation that "A sense of responsibility and a commitment to honesty is characteristic of this generation." (Brokaw, 1…
- "The Boston Tea Party", convinced the colonists that their freedom was in jeopardy
- The Price of Freedom - The price of freedom Americans have had to pay in the past and present.
- This essay is about the price our country pays for the priviledge of freedom.
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