It is the Soldier

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 organizer, Who gave 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 the protester to burn the flag.”

~Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC

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http://findingmyinnercourage.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/distinguished-veterans/

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About dianarasmussen

Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and Customer Service Rep
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4 Responses to It is the Soldier

  1. And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag. Wow ! Amen

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  2. You might enjoy this poem about families and absence, “While He’s Away: A Poem About Being Gone.” http://wp.me/p3BzWN-lB

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  3. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. words4jp says:

    So beautiful. A very loving tribute. Thank you for posting.

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