Monday, May 25, 2020


The following is an editorial.

Remember the fallen. Past, present, and future.
There is a lot going on in the world right now, especially concerning the current COVID-19/Coronavirus Crisis.
Yet while in many ways life has been pretty much paused for everyone, time goes on.

Today is Memorial Day here in the United States.
The last Monday of every May is set aside to remember those who have served within America's various military branches, especially those who gave their lives defending this country to protect the freedoms and civil liberties that everyone has.
Other countries around the world have similar practices and policies. This is just America's turn.

Alas there have always been wars and rumors of wars.
One should always hope for a peaceful resolution to any conflict.
Yet we must also be realistic that that option is not always available to us.
When there is absolutely no other alternative, we should be glad that there are those willing to fight and, if necessary, lay down their lives so that others might continue to live and be free.

Unfortunately the current pandemic cannot be fought with military might.
It requires a different kind of courage, wisdom, and strength. A call that many have already answered.
Yet it has claimed plenty of lives too. Innocent victims as well as those on the "front lines" fighting the disease.
I cannot say when, but there will be victory in this battle too.
Until then, STAY SAFE!

Lee Houston, Junior
Editor-In-Chief, The Free Choice E-zine
25 May, 2020

The above was an editorial.

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