Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Our Day Of Freedom, Our Day Of Independence
Just how important and significant is this day to our country? Let me just share with you this short but meaningful comment I had in my last year's Independence Day post:
Can you imagine what our life would be if not for this day? We have no rights. Our country is under the rules and control of another nation. We are forced to do things even if it is against our will. We are considered slaves in our own country by people who consider themselves our masters, people who don't have any trace of being a Filipino. We have no freedom to choose, its just between following what they command or suffer the punishment. We don't have a decent identity, we might even consider ourselves less than human.
This was what our forefathers fought for with their lives, our freedom as a country. We heard of the stories of their struggles for independence. The thousands of lives that were sacrificed, with the hope that in the future, their children and their children's children will live freely in our own nation. So, it is needless to say that it is important for us Filipinos, that in this remarkable day, we must pay tribute and remember not only those heroes we knew but all those who fought for our country, whose names were not even known.
Let us not put into waste all their efforts and sacrifices for this gift of freedom our forefathers have given us, and with our Lord's help, let's protect it with our lives that we may never lose it once more. Yahweh bless.