Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you

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Pictured above, is the Freedom Rock, a large boulder about 30 minutes away from our house, painted every year by local artist Ray “Bubba” Sorenson II. If your ever near SW Iowa on Interstate 80, make the detour down hwy 25 and stop at the rock. We will likely be making a trip out there today ourselves, despite the rainy weather.

Today, while many are firing up the grill and enjoying family time, please take time to remember this: “Only 2 defining forces have every offered to die for you, Jesus Christ for your sins, and the American servicemembers for your freedom. ” Today, take a moment to think about those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and never came home to their own families for the freedoms and righs we often take for granted. To my brothers and sisters whom have gone from this world, Thank you. Thank you servicemembers who went over to a foreign place where you were likely hated and bravely fought to ensure the small things, like the freedom to speak my mind, or protect my family were granted. As I have my 4 year old running around with a balloon this morning, I can’t even begin to think of not being able to keep him safe, and for a lot of that safeness comes from a lot of our constitutional rights.

To my fellow veterans who are still serving, especially those overseas right now, please duck as needed, and know that we support you and Thank you!