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.
WAUSAU - A contractor fell from a ladder and died at the construction site of the new Hilton Garden Inn in Wausau last week. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death.
Marathon County Sheriff's Captain Dale Wisnewski said Shane J. Cash, 45, of Wisconsin Rapids was drilling holes in the ceiling on Thursday when he fell from his ladder and died on scene.
RHINELANDER - People lived through detours, dust, and demolition throughout most of 2016 in downtown Rhinelander. Residents won't see that kind of work in 2017, but the city is planning more closures and road work to finish up the Streetscape Project.
Crews will start with the Davenport Street Bridge shutting down for a month in starting April 17. Public Works Director Tim Kingman says some sections of concrete, sidewalk, and asphalt pavement shifted, settled and cracked over the winter.
RHINELANDER - Cracked concrete, twisted rebar, and overgrown trees and bushes don't paint the most ideal picture for a park. But a Rhinelander alderman sees the perfect chance for a peaceful place to enjoy nature.
Alderman Alex Young hopes to turn an old snow dumping dock site into a "pocket park." The site sits where Norway Street runs into the Wisconsin River behind Ripco Credit Union and the DNR Service Center building.
TOMAHAWK - Tomahawk High School sporting events got an attendance boost this winter. At the same time, local charities benefited from the community's generosity.
The school's Varsity Club sponsored six nights of special events, one for each winter sport. The Varsity Club gave out T-shirts printed with team rosters. Meanwhile, fans brought donations for local charities.
"Each kid would walk in and they'd put on their T-shirt," said Varsity Club member Jackie Elliott. "When we got our student section going, they were all together, and you just had this block of white. It was awesome."
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