Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day


It is the Soldier
Father Dennis Edward O'Brien

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

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

It is the Soldier,
not the campus organizer, who gives us 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.

Thank you Veterans. Your service and sacrifice are not forgotten.

1 comment:

Sharee and Arthur said...

Wow, I love this poem! Thanks for sharing! This morning, Dallin picked clothes out for everybody and they were all camouflage in honor of Veterans day. :)