Sometimes we take freedom for granted, and don't think of all the little things that we get to enjoy because we are free.I think if people realized how lucky they are they would have more respect for the veterans and more support for them.So think for a moment, are you unlucky or are you just feeling bad for yourself, think about the kids and adults who don't have freedom.Some of my relatives have fought in different wars.My great uncle, Mel, my grandpa, and my mom's cousin, Lee, fought to defend our great country, knowing that they could be killed.Freedom means to have the right to do and say what you like. Pope John Paul II said that "Every generation of Americans needs to know that freedom consists not in doing what we like, but having the right to do what we ought." I think freedom is an amazing thing because at 11 years old, I'm able to have an education, learn to play the French horn, and learn how to sing in a choir. Their courage allows me to think of things I'd like to do, like care for my lambs, cats, dogs, read or draw. Also I would like to say thanks to the veterans that fought for my freedom.Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, we have police, doctors, firemen and women to help us when we need it. To me, having freedom is enough to make me happy because a lot of people in other countries don't have the freedom we take for granted.So support the veterans who have risked their lives and fought for your freedom every day. Ferris's 6th grade class To me, freedom means the right to choose. I can decide what I want to be when I grow up or where I might want to live.If all of those brave men and women hadn't fought for us in war, who knows where America would be today. That's why we should thank all the brave men and women who've risked their lives and lost their lives, because without them, freedom would only be a dream for us, too, and not the reality it is today. Because of you, I have freedom, my family has freedom, and the country has freedom. Friedrich's 6th grade class Do you know what freedom means to me?There have been many brave women and men who have risked their lives so we can live the way we want to in the United States.We still have women and men fighting for our freedom today.