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Freedom isn’t free

Nearly 250 years ago, the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, marking America's freedom from British rule. But it came only after Americans paid a heavy price. Today we are reminded that our freedom still comes with sacrifice. The following is a tribute to local service members who have recently died. (J.J. Green, WTOP's National Security Correspondent)