In 1776, our founding fathers declared that all men are endowed with certain unalienable rights; life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and that it is the right of the people to alter or abolish any government that becomes destructive of these ends. Our ancestors valiantly fought great wars and won. It all seems so long ago. We live in a free country today because of their courageous efforts to preserve these freedoms. They fought the wars and we now benefit from their efforts. We thought the struggle was over. Sure, we honor their sacrifices, and we have a national holiday to remember them, but we did not realize that the sacrifice must continue. September 11 showed us that conflicts will take new shapes and new heroes will be needed to wage the war, but our struggles to maintain these freedoms will never end.