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Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank you to our veterans

Today is Veteran's Day. Please remember to thank a vet for your freedom.


We can't forget the brave men and women who have served our country.


Nor will we forget the ones who won't be coming back.


Thank you to our veterans.


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.

For an amazing photo tour of Ardennes American Cemetery in Liege, Belgium, where Don's uncle is buried, see this post.

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Well said. Thank you for the post.

    Thank you Veterans.

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  2. I liked the poem! Thanks to the soldiers. But don't forget us sailors, either, and from the inscription on the cross, it look's like Mr. Sowers was an airman.

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  3. Post Alley CrackpotNovember 14, 2016 at 2:57 AM

    About photo number 2 ...

    "'Спасибо' ветеранам. Фотограф – Роман Балаев."

    "'Thank you' to veterans. Photograph - Roman Balayev."

    I was wondering what was up when it looked like the writing on the subway exit door was in Russian, in addition to wondering whether that was really the Moscow subway map in the background ...

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