Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
~Harry Emerson Fosdick
Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.
~Dwight D. Eisenhower
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.
Freedom is never free.
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
From every mountain side
Let Freedom ring.
~Samuel F. Smith, "America"
And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.