11/11/2005

In Honor of Veterans Day

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Remember


It was the Veteran, not the reporter,
who has given us the freedom of the press.

It was the Veteran, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It was the Veteran, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to fair trial.

It was the Veteran, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to demonstrate.

It is the Veteran, who salutes the flag,
who served under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protestor to burn the flag.

Written by Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC
All Gave Some - Some Gave All

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Photo by Patrick at Clarity and Resolve


Words are not adequate for me to express my gratitude to the men and women of the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, and the National Guard. You continue to honor our country's long tradition of answering the call of freedom and by Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom have given people long subjugated by oppressive and brutal regimes that wonderful taste of freedom. You continue to defend our shores against all threats. I salute you and humbly give you my thanks.

16 Comments:

Anonymous Bozwell said...

Well said Seawitch.

This is such an important day for reflection upon that which is most important--our freedom and those who served to protect it.

12:42 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

boz,

Thank you.

2:56 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Makes the rest of us stop and think....or should!!!!

6:04 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

That's what Veterans is for, to make us stop and think about the men and women who have sacraficed so much so we can live in freedom.

6:10 AM  
Blogger patrickafir said...

Amen. True heroes walk among us, everywhere we go.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

patrickafir,

I wish more people would mark this day and realize how truly blessed we are with true heroes that walk among us.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Words are not adequate for me to express my gratitude to the men and women of the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, and the National Guard.
AMEN!

10:08 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

AOW,

Bless those who keep our freedom safe.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Felis said...

Seawitch,
Words are not adequate for me ..."
They are not.

Great post.
Lest we forget.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

Thank you felis.

2:13 PM  
Anonymous elmrs brother said...

Thank you to all who have served and sacrificed. My family and I owe you a great debt.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

elmers bro,

Thank you for serving!

4:38 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

Beautiful post, and I couldn't agree more.

I thought that picture looked familiar! :)

5:10 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

esther,

Thank you.

6:09 PM  
Anonymous elmers brother said...

It was MY honor and ...I got to come home.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

elmers,

And I am glad that you did.

8:07 PM  

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