Editorial: Celebrate your freedoms and those who fought for them

Published 10:14 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Thursday is World Freedom Day.

In the United States, freedom is something many take for granted. Whether it’s the right to freedom of speech, freedom to worship as we choose or freedom of the press, among many others, we have much to be grateful for in this country.

World Freedom Day is an annual observance designated in 2001 by President George W. Bush, celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall and marking the end of communism in eastern and central Europe.

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We encourage people to remember the freedoms we have in this country and those veterans who sacrificed their time and energy to fight for them. Some of our country’s soldiers even paid the ultimate sacrifice in fighting for this country, and we would not have the freedoms we enjoy today without them.

Today, and every day, let’s not take that for granted.