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Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

I'm simply repeating what I've done for the last few years on Memorial Day and on Veterans Day because I cannot, in any way, do better than what was written below 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."

3D flag courtesy 3D Flags.com


God bless the american troops.

God bless the cause of freedom.

God bless all those brave american men and women who have travelled many kms to fight in lands they did not know, around people they did not know, who spoke a language they did not know..

Oh Lord Jesus, Creator of all things, we thank You for every single soul You have brought forth from the land of free and home of the brave to fight in our european continent, to remove from us the yoke of evil (Socialist Hitler, communism, and many other evils).

We ask You, Lord, that in this time where these brave soldiers are being attacked by the man who was suposed to lead them, that their arms do not faint, but stand strong. But if their arms faint, we ask You Lord Jesus, that as You prepared men to hold Moses’ arms in the war against the Amalekites, that You prepare men and women from all over the earth to up hold the arms of those who fight for other ppl’s freedom.

Nice poem.
All the credit for the poem goes to Father O'Brien.

Mats, beautiful words on your first comment.

We owe so much to all who fought for freedom and those who gave their lives for our freedom, those in the U.S. Military and those in the Military of our Allies during both World Wars, through Korea, Vietnam, Iraq/Kuwait and now Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as so many other conflicts and skirmishes. God bless them and their families.
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