Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Veteran




It is
the VETERAN,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

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



It is
the VETERAN,
who salutes the Flag,



It is
the VETERAN,
who serves
under the Flag,




5 comments:

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Now, scroll back to the picture of the gray-haired fellow with his back to the camera; click the center of the picture to enlarge it. You'll see that the man standing up from his wheel-chair, is honoring his fellow veterans!

That says a whole lot about the "generation gap" doesn't it?

reb
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SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Rememberance On Memorial Day
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We are the dead

Short days ago we lived

Felt dawn, saw sunsets glow

And now we lie

In Flanders Field

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Anonymous said...

Indeed Reb,

About 10- years ago I visited Flanders Field while touring France and Belgium. It was a very sobering experience.

Take care, and have a nice Memorial Day.

Tom
http://www.theredhunter.com/

Amillennialist said...

Beautiful.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Great stuff and thank you for your past service and continuing service in Snake Hunters. The true heros are people like you that care enough to have such an important blog. Thanks - Jerry