Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It is the Soldier...

"It is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given the freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag,
who serves beneath the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows protesters to burn the flag."
~Father Denis Edwards O'Brien
Sergent United States Marine Corp

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