Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Veteran's Day

I know this is late, but I'm going to post this anyway. Its my way of saying thanks to all those who serve. Memorial day is to honor the dead who have fought to provide our freedoms. Veteran's day is for those who are still living.

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who gave us the freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who gave us the freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag.
It is the soldier whose bravery and sacrifice who makes it possible for the protester to burn the flag."
(Father O'Brien, USMC)

Next time you open your mouth to say something against our government or wake up one Sunday morning to go to church remember that someone somewhere is standing a post with a rifle to keep your freedom in place. We live in a world ruled by the aggressive use of force. Thank a veteran who has stood watch so that people can wave signs saying Bush=Hitler.

Personally, I'd just like to say thank you to my mei mei (little sister). Your service does our family proud.

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