But only a select few have fought to protect that right for all of us.
That's why one Northwoods community honored its veterans before the nation's holiday.
"Freedom is being able to sit here today among friends and not have to worry about being terrorized or threatened." said Veteran Foreign War Post 2687, Bill Burcalow.
That's something people at the Merrill Eagle Club know wouldn't be possible without veterans.
"As far as the freedom that we have today, we wouldn't have without these older gentleman serving in the second world war. Which we thought was gonna be the war to end all wars." Veteran, LeRoy Fischer.
Saturday's dinner honored veterans who serve and have served our country.
"This dinner we're having here is more less for honoring the veterans. We have this around the same time every year," Lincoln County Veterans Council coordinator, Russ Iwen said.
"This here is open to all the veterans from Lincoln County."
"People that come into the barbershop that haven't had a chance to serve because of whatever reason, who are so thankful, they always tell me when you get together with your guys, tell them thanks." Fischer said.
VILAS COUNTY - Many snowmobile trails in Eagle River still need more grooming after all three trail groomers went out of service. The trails didn't get groomed for four days last week because all three of the Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club's trail groomers need repairs.
The club hasn't had all of their groomers working for a couple of weeks. Sno-Eagles President Ken Storms said the trails took a big hit last week when all three went down. The club says it has made a concerted effort to catch up with trail grooming, and get the trails smoothed out.
WISCONSIN - The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling received a record number of phone calls to the helpline in 2014â€"14,731 to be exact. This is a 5.6 percent increase from calls received in 2013.
Some of the callers reported having to file for bankruptcy or having thoughts of suicide. The report from the Council also calculated $47,000 as the average gambling debt of callers in 2014, and $20,000 as the median debt.
PHILLIPS - The Price County Sheriff's Office wants to find out what it needs to do to get a K-9 officer. Sheriff Brian Schmidt believes a new dog would improve the office's ability to find drugs.
The county doesn't have its own K-9 officer. However, they do turn to other departments for help.
"What we would utilize is surrounding counties, and it is at their discretion," Schmidt said. "Like Rhinelander, we utilize their dog on occasion, maybe once or twice a year. But again, it is their dog, so they have their needs come first. So if we have our own equipment, our needs are met with our equipment."
VILAS COUNTY - Vilas County finally got what it wanted. For fifteen years, the county had needed someone to act as a full-time Recreational Officer--someone to monitor public safety on the snowmobile and ATV trails as well as the lakes and rivers. Now, Vilas County Deputy Sheriff Randy Schneider will fill that role.
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