Images of the Freedoms We Fought For
Please send (email or Postal mail) clear pictures that you have of images of America and we will add them to the display.  Also please send a note about what the image, what freedom and/or what America means to you.
Rows and rows of our fallen dead who died so that we might be free
These pictures depict America and her beliefs.  These images reflect our country, our flag, our religious beliefs, our families and friends, our loves and everything we believe in.  These images are America and America is us.  Reflect on the time you served and on those who served and lost their lives fighting for these freedoms as you gaze at these images.
Rows and rows of our fallen dead who died so that we might be free
Where our voices are heard in the land of the brave and the free
Words, words --- no, not JUST words but words we grew up with, words we memorized, words that told of those who died for our freedom, words of the great Emancipator.  Words - few words but very descriptive words.  Words that told of a great battle; words that described great sacrifice.  Yes - there are words and there are words but most written words don't describe as well as those above describe.  Yes these are part of our heritage; part of what we fought and died for.
The Washington Monument symbalizing the beginning of this great country we fought and died for and symbalizing the great sacrifices of those who had a dream for a free and prosperous nation.  "One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all."
The Jefferson Meorial which not only houses the statue of our third President but also displays these words he spoke:  "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.  That they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.  Among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  That to secure these rights Governments are instituted among men.  We solemnly publish and declare that these colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states ... and for the support of this declaration with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence.  We mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honour."
A small tribute, placed with love, for a fallen loved-one; a fallen comrade, one whom they used to share life's simple pleasures with.  He, and all the others whose names are on the Wall, gave all that we might continue to share life's simple pleasures with those we love.  May God bless you for your supreme sacrifice.
We too have seen war Mr. President (Franklin Delano Roosevelt).  We too have seen war on land and sea and we too have seen blood running from the wounded.  And we have seen the dead in the mud, many of them our buddies, and we have seen cities destroyed.  We have seen war - we hate war but we fought because we believed.
The Korean Monument in Washington DC brings back memories of our youth and back to the days we had to leave our families and friends to fight in a land we barely ever heard of.  Those who fought in Korea answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met. This monument reminds us of the importance of our effort and sacrifices and how important it was to future world peace.  And how it was through our efforts the Communist world learned that America would stand up to any aggression  anywhere in the world so they better not try to gradually conquer the world.  But --- "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE" as the families who lost fathers, husbands, sons and brothers over there  never to return can attest to.

OUR House which has been occupied by the greats and the not-so-greats but it is our house and it truly is one of the symbols of what we fought and died for.
Last, but certainly not least, in our tour of images representing what we fought and died for is "our Shrine of Democracy," the scuptured heads of four of our greatest Presidents - George Washington, the father of our country, Thomas Jefferson, our third President and the author of the Declaration of Independence, Teddy Roosevelt, our 26th President and also known as the President who believed in having National Parks, and the Great Emancipator, our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln ("honest Abe") the President who held our Nation together.

The 60-foot granite faces of the four Presidents, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota,  tell the story of America's first 150 years.  The birth of the republic, its growth, its committment to equality, its early development.  As we gaze upon this miracle in sculpturing, we are inspired by a sense of history and freedom.