Independence Day: A Walk Through Arlington

Forfeit Liberty, Forfeit Everything

These stones expect something of us,
to understand what was passed forward…

This was originally published on FoxNews and is written by Robert Charles, a former assistant secretary of state for President George W. Bush, a former naval intelligence officer and litigator. He served in the Reagan and Bush 41 White Houses. I have copied it here to keep it from disappearing into the FoxNews archives. It is a very thoughtful and heartfelt message from Mr. Charles – to whom I wish to thank for sharing it with us.

Living close to Arlington National Cemetery, having family and friends there, I sometimes walk among the stones. I read them. I try to remember the life. I walk slowly, thankful.

It is a walk through history.The stones have something to tell me.  I am never sure what. Sometimes, I have questions. They never reach my lips, but they are there.

Mostly the sacrifice…

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