Remember the Alamo

Freedom doesn't come cheap.
The cost is high in blood, sweat, and tears.
Once wrought, it must be preserved
with the same amount of energy.

At a recent visit to the Alamo
My friend said she felt peace.

I, on the other hand, heard the battle.
Horses and men screaming
Shouts and gunfire
Bullets whining past my ear.

The awful explosion and shock of cannon
The clash of sword; metal on metal.
And then the awful quiet of death.

The only freedom the defenders of the 
Alamo won that day
Came in death's repose. 
Some to glory
Others not.

Remember the Alamo
Remember that freedom doesn't come free
Fight on Land of the Brave
Fight on!

But be wise.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph.  6:12