I have grown up in a time of such abundance.
Because of this, I lack the visceral memories and experiences of a Time Before: before true Liberty, Democracy, Freedom. I don't remember a time when the nation was wholly consumed with war and strife-- and therefore it doesn't feel like the kind of Remembering I do today will in any way adequately match the Remembering that the men and women who served and serve our country will have.
So I try my best to never forget that I am allowed to breathe and love and be in a time without many true restraints. I remember never to forget.