Opinion
 

Freedom is never free

Our nation having just observed Memorial Day, I thought it fitting to keep the cost of our freedom before us. Up to, but not including the Global War on Terror (2001), there were a total of 41,892,128 Servicemembers who served in our armed forces and a corresponding total Battle Deaths of 651,550 (with an additional 539,054 non-battle deaths and 1,430,290 Woundings (source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)). It is obvious, then, that freedom is not free. Our war memorial in front of the Goshen County Court House states it well: All gave some…Some gave all.... more