As we celebrate Independence Day, let us remember the sacrifice made by the men and women of the US military and their families at home. We can see some of the sacrifices military personnel make and are prepared to make. They are, without doubt, freedom’s heroes. We more rarely see or recognize the sacrifice of the families of those deployed. These family members dread the conversation that includes the words, “on behalf of a grateful nation.” Those home-front families are just as surely freedom’s heroes. Let us thank them all for their service and pray for their well-being.

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