Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day




IT IS THE SOLDIER

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us 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 freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Charles M. Province,
WWII Veteran

3 comments:

Sandee said...

Amen to this. Very well put.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

janh said...

Sadly the flag burner has no gratitude.

sue hanes said...

Cube - Amen.