Memorial Day–Honoring and Appreciating

With tomorrow being Memorial Day, I thought I would take the time to remind us all of the sacrifices of the veterans of our wars, past and present, have made living in a free country possible:

It’s the Veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom or religion.

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

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

It’s the Veteran, not the [conscientious objector] who has given us freedom to petition and assemble.

It’s the Veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It’s the Veteran, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.

It’s the Veteran, not the schoolteacher, who has given us the right to an education.

It’s the Veteran, not your employer, who has given you the right to earn a living in the career of your choice.

It’s the Veteran, not the financial consultant, who has given us the right to retire comfortably.

 It’s the Veteran, who salutes the flag, who serves under the flag.

For those Veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice, may eternal rest grant them, O’ Lord, and let perpetual light shine on them.

Salute a Veteran, should you encounter one tomorrow, the twenty-eight day of may, two-thousand and twelfth year of Our Lord.

 

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