A Soliders Pledge: Listen, Learn and Remember
As we celebrate Independence Day and freedom it’s important to remember the sacrifice it has taken and reaffirm our commitment to it. A soldier’s pledge by World War I fallen Private Martin Treptow beautifully reminds us. “I will do my utmost as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone.” Making sure freedom continues is a responsibility we all hold. As Ronald Reagan states, “We must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. Peace is highest aspiration of the American people. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it; we will not surrender for it now or ever.” Happy 4th of July – Let freedom ring now and forever.