With the Fourth of July just around the corner, what does freedom mean to you?
Tony Compton, veteran, 53: "It's about what your forefathers have done for everyone. I believe very strongly in the flag of the United States and about what it represents."
James Ford, 29: "Freedom means life without restrictions. Freedom means opportunity."
Mary Bennett, 22: "It means being able to have your constitutional right to express yourself."
Blake Giles, 22: "Freedom to me is having the ability to express yourself how you choose. You can pursue whatever outlet you want in life.
Delois Felder, 43: "Being able to live out my own choices in life."
Nathan Boggan, 39: "Traveling around the world, you encounter people that are guarded about their feelings. But in America, it is a fundamental aspect of my life."
Eric Norwood, 42: "Freedom to me is the ability or privilege to progress without set parameters or limitations."
Cole Simpson, 23: "Being able to do what you want to do."
Lindsey Cauthen, 24: "I'm a Christian, and I want to be able to worship how I want. So for me freedom means freedom of religion and freedom of speech."
Richard Rolf, 37: "To work in whatever field I want to and the government can't tell me what my job has to be."
David Johnson, 30: "Freedom for me is opportunity to exist and thrive in ways you so desire. We live in a unique society that allows us to limit or capitalize on our own possibilities."
Rebecca Johnson, 27: "Being able to pursue something greater than yourself."