Veterans Day Appendment

American-Flag1I typically like to fill my blog with the classic It’s the Veteran critique on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, which exploits First Amendment rights giving our war veterans the real credit for these rights and what makes America what it is (and still is). If the living veterans and fallen heroes did not make the sacrifices they did, there would be no preachers, no reporters, no poets, no lawyers or politicians or anyone empowered to administer our inalienable rights. They would exist, but they would be subservient to a dictator of a non-free country. For a change of pace, I utilized the piece and added a few more for the twenty-first century.

 

It’s the veteran, not the school

who has given us the right to an education.

 

It’s the veteran, not the college professor

who has given us the right to pursue a good-paying career.

 

It’s the veteran, not the employer

who has given us the right to earn, save, and spend money.

 

It’s the veteran, not the relator

who has given us the right to buy a home and raise a family in it.

 

It’s the veteran, CERTAINLY not the politician

who has given us the right to build the Greatest Nation in the World.

 

It’s the veteran, not the 401K administer

who has given us the right to a comfortable retirement.

 

It’s the veteran, not Mark Zuckerberg, and not Williams, Doresy, or Stone

who has given us the right to express ourselves publicly on Facebook and/or Twitter.

 

It’s the veteran,

who salutes the flag,

who serves under the flag.

 

Eternal rest grand them O Lord,

And let perpetual light shine on them.

 

Have you thanked a veteran today?

 

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