Freedom Isn’t Free

May 21st, 2013  | 

Published in Holiday

Next Monday, Americans celebrate Memorial Day.
We take advantage of the long weekend and coast-to-coast gorgeous weather to kick off the grilling season.

The original purpose of Memorial Day was to commemorate fallen Union and Confederate soldiers in the American Civil War. Today, the holiday honors all Americans who have died in all wars.

(Veterans Day honors all Americans who have ever served in the armed forces.)

So in between the hamburgers and fireworks, take a moment to remember the men and women of our armed forces who put themselves in harm’s way so that we may enjoy the freedoms our country was founded upon.

When you pause to reflect and give thanks for these devoted men and women, remember that our freedoms are not free.

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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