By Ali Cross
History is replete with periods during which freedom of expression was a non sequitur. It simply didn't exist. Artists and writers have been imprisoned and killed for their views. It didn't stop them, merely made their need to create all the more important--to them, and to those who would receive.
Today is our day to remember those fallen heroes who have given their lives to prot
ect our freedom. Today marks our right to that freedom, and our duty to honor it.
If you have the desire to write, if you feel you have a message to share, it is your duty to do so.
For the sake of those who did not have such freedom, for those who gave their life for yours, for yourself and your own self-respect--write.