Dye-Gest: Sacrifices Made Worth Remembering

Coach Pat Dye writes about the Independence Day holiday in this edition of The Dye-Log column.

Watching the Atlanta Braves game last weekend I was really happy to see that the Major League Baseball club had a day to honor our military's wounded warriors, which is appropriate at any time, but especially so with this being 4th of July week.

I just finished reading three books on World War II so the Braves honoring the troops really got my attention as a good thing. From time to time I?think it is good to read about our history to remind us of how fortunate we are to be able to live in this country because the price Americans have paid for their freedom has been a steep one.

I hope everybody will take some time this week to think about the sacrifices that have been made as we celebrate our independence. I know that I will. Countless Americans had to endure all of the bad stuff that goes with the wars we fought to remain a free country.

When I think about the quality of life we have here living in the Auburn area I realize how fortunate we are, but that has come with a price so my thoughts all week long are on the men and women who paid that price over the years.

July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. It's a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family. For football coaches and players it is a reminder that their season is drawing close, something I get excited about every year and 2013 is no exception.

(If you have a question or a subject you would like me to write about in future columns, you can email it to PatDye@autigers.com.)

Editor's Note: This is part of a series of columns that College Football Hall of Fame member Pat Dye is writing for AUTigers.com about the game he played and coached. An All-American player at Georgia and one of the top head coaches in SEC history at Auburn, he also served as a head coach at East Carolina and Wyoming. Dye writes three columns for AUTigers.com--The Dye-Log, the Dye-Gest and Pat's Picks.

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