I'm reminded today of a frightening event in world history, an event that many young people may not even know about. This summer marked the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in China. On June 4, 1989, Chinese troops cracked down on pro-democracy university students protesting in Beijing. But it was more than a crackdown, it was a massacre. Hundreds died, the exact number remains unknown. I remember being a high school junior at the time and the images were quite unforgettable. Admittedly, however, those images have faded over the decades, replaced by others in a world full of oppressive societies and governments. So on this July 4th, as we honor the sacrifices made by those responsible for our freedoms, let us also look beyond ourselves to those across the world still fighting for their own freedom, each and every day.