This family has sacrificed much for freedom.  When I was young, I often could conceptualize the idea that freedom is not free. It calls on everyone to lay allegiance to the freedom. The United States my mother country embodies the idea of that freedom like no other. I am trying to lay witness to the fact that freedom and country and the United States work in unison to bring about …Read the Rest

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