Monday, May 26, 2008
I'm rerunning what I published for Veteran's Day, 2007. I think it sums up Memorial Day quite well.
The following was written by Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC:
"It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given us
Freedom of the Press.
It's the soldier, not the poet, who has given us
Freedom of Speech.
It's the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the
Freedom to Demonstrate.
It's the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the
Right to a Fair Trial.
It's the soldier who salutes the flag, serves under the flag and
Whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who gives the protester the right to burn the flag."
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