Why Arlington National Cemetery Makes Me Want to Live Better

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we had the opportunity to visit arlington national cemetery last week during our travels around the east coast. my husband has been before and said it was one of the most powerful things he has experienced and i have to say he was right.

arlington cemetery treesto physically see the graves of the brave and selfless women and men who have fought and died for our country was moving beyond words.

those who have served and are currently serving to protect all of our freedoms is incredible and so important to remember that freedom isn’t free.

i was moved to tears to see the tomb of the unknown solider and the fact that there is a guard there 24 hours a day, 7 days week, 375 days of the year, rain or shine.

tomb of the unknown american sailor relationship blog washington dci stood there thinking how i can do anything i can want because of the sacrifice of people in the military. i can own my own business. i can practice religion or not. i can speak my mind or write my opinions and share them freely. i am free to eat what i want, exercise how i see fit, visit new places within our country and outside of it.

it’s incredible when you break it down like that because it can be very easy to get comfortable and assume that everyone on this planet has what we americans have, which is far from the truth. it made me want to live better and not take this life we’ve been given for granted.

thank you the service women and men, past and present, who give their lives so that we can live ours.

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