The Meaning of Independence Day

July 4th should conjure up feelings of liberty, freedom, and patriotism.  From Revolutionary times to the present, it is a celebration of the birth of the United States of America.  No one knows this better than those who have served and are serving in the U.S. armed forces.  American Thinker asked a few who are associated with the armed services what this holiday means to them and would also like to hear reader's comments as well. The late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who wrote American Sniper and American Gun, once told American Thinker how much he loves this country.  "We all should be reminded that freedom is not free.  The red in the flag is for the blood of those who died defending this country.  We signed up because we love this country.  We will honor it, serve it, and write a blank check up to our life to guarantee all the freedoms back home."  His wife Taya noted that that is why he included the Revolutionary War sniper Sergeant Murphy in...(Read Full Article)