freedom is not free

I went to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC yesterday. I also visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial for the first time. Despite the fact that my grandfather Thomas Nelson was one of the signers, I was most moved by the Korean War Veterans Memorial. I was brought to tears by the following message inscribed in large brass letters in the walkway at the point of the triangle that the 19 soldier statues are walking towards:

Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.

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