Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It Is the Soldier


It is the soldier,
not the President,
who gives us democracy.
It is the soldier,
not the Congress,
who takes care of us.
It is the soldier,
not the Reporter,
who has given us Freedom of 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,
that allows the protester to burn the flag.

Father Dennis O'Brien, US Marine Corp. Chaplain

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

And oh so true Linda... Thanks for posting this!

Grandma J said...

An oldie but goodie, that needs to surface more often. Thank you!