As I look through my ancestry, I see brave men who fought in the War of 1812, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and both WWI and WWII and I am proud of the part they played in America's history.
Recently, we took the opportunity to visit Hillfield Aerospace Museum in Layton, Utah with a few of our daughters and grandkids who were here. We had a great time exploring the wonderful museum and ended up spending several hours there.
Among other things, the museum houses a variety of aircraft from different eras which serve as a good reminder of how much things have changed.
Our grandkids thoroughly enjoyed the many exhibits and the well-done videos, some with footage and news reels from previous wars.
It was a solemn experience to explain to them about the Blue Star Service Flag and what a gold star in the window meant and still means today.
As we paused for a picture and I looked into the beautiful faces of our grandchildren who were there that day (we were missing 2,) I couldn't help but feel humbled and grateful for all that we have in this great land of the United States of America.
And I hope next time these kids see a flag or hear mention of the men who fought and the ones who still fight for our country, they will remember that our freedom came at a price.
Thank you to all who have fought for our freedom!!
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