I am the son of a 30 year Army veteran who served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. In high school I was in Junior ROTC and many of my former classmates went on to serve our country, many of them for 20 years, some for more. Some of them attended military colleges like the Air Force Academy. Among my classmates are some of the finest men and women who served our country proudly and I have tremendous respect for them.

I recently found out that one of my high school classmates wrote a great poem that was an ode to his father, who was a Vietnam Veteran who served his country proudly in the Marine Corp. His name is Kelly Strong and after high school he went on to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and went on to become a Coast Guard pilot. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to……Freedom Is Not Free, by Kelly Strong. Click here to read it on Facebook.