Thankful Thursday- Week 3

I am thankful for this great country where I live.  On 9/11 I had the opportunity to climb with my two oldest children to a local landmark called Flag Rock.  This monument is exactly the same height as the World Trade Towers.  We started at the fire station where we had a moment of silence in honor of 9/11 then hiked to the top.  We had a gentleman on the hike that was a fireman in New York City on that day.  It was sobering to hear him talk about what happened.
I am grateful for the USA and the freedoms that we have.  I am grateful for those men and women who have given their lives so that we could keep the freedoms we have.

Someone cut an old flag pole from the local elementary school in half and hauled it up the mountain.  Let me tell you this was a pretty good hike I can't imagine hauling a flag pole up there.