Episode 25: The Gift of Freedom Demands Much from Us in Return

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“The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden.” – Ronald Reagan

Today I’m joined by a special guest – my sister-in-law Kristy Graham – who challenged me several years ago to reevaluate how my family and I recognize Memorial Day. Kristy has spent 16 years as a military wife, married to my brother Edward, who is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. Today on the #FearlessPodcast, Kristy and I are talking about the real reason we recognize this day and want to encourage you and your family to do the same. We’ll also hear from Kristy’s friend, Lisa, who is a Gold Star Wife and lost her husband.


  • Wear Blue: Run to Remember
    A community that seeks to be a living tribute for the fallen, the fighting and the families of the US military.
  • Operation We Are Here
    Great resource for ideas to get engaged. There is a Memorial Day link within the site.
  • Folds of Honor
    Great organization that provides scholarships for Gold Star family members