Sacrifices, Service and Sprit

By Ron Mullins and Thom Bolsch

There is an intangible thread woven into the fabric of the American Spirit.  That thread is Freedom; Freedom of Self-Direction and Freedom of Independence.

When that fabric was woven over two hundred year ago, that particular thread came at a cost.

For anything worth having, there is a value to that thing and an associated cost.  That thread of Freedom continues to hold the fabric of the American Spirit together.  It still has a value, and on occasion it will send a payment due notice.

Over time the fabric will wear and fray; but when needed, we the people assemble and refurbish the threads and the fabric that is the American Spirit.

Twenty years ago this month, a group of radical extremist attempted to slash that fabric.  A payment notice came due.

Let’s stop here and reflect on what you were doing when you heard about the attacks on United States soil; how that made you feel.  Take a moment…

Consider the lives lost that day; the people occupying the buildings, the first responders and those that succumbed to their injuries in the weeks, months and years that followed.  Let’s stop again and reflect on the people you knew personally that were affected on that day.

Regardless of the actions of those radical extremist; this experiment in Democracy continues.  It continues as a result of the sacrifices of individuals; some a little and some a lot.

Their actions and the actions of those that followed, refurbished the thread of Freedom that continues to hold that fabric of the American Spirit together for all of us.

We, at Saddle River Range, want to extend our appreciation to past and present first responders, medical professionals, military service members and the elected officials that continue to sacrifice their time, effort and resources to put the people of this country first.  Thank you to those that sacrifice themselves to serve others.

Don’t let those sacrifices be wasted.  Make time to exercise your right and freedom to bear arms.  Grab your firearm and come visit us.  Add to your collection, take a class to be a more responsible owner, practice to be a better protector.

The experiment only works if we all share in the effort to keep that fabric clean and in good condition.


Stay Aware, Stay Safe,

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