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Memorial Day - Remembering the cost of freedom

Freedom is anything but free. We are reminded of that on patriotic occasions like Memorial Day.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936 ), the Nobel Prize-winning author who penned The Jungle Book, was British, not American. But his famous quotation about freedom still rings true:

All we have of freedom,
all we use or know -
This our fathers
bought for us
long and long ago.

That statement may be found in Kipling's The Old Issue (1899).

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