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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lest We Forget

This came be email from my friend Frank Smith and i thought it was well worth sharing on this Remembrance Day.  This is always a day of sad reflection and thanksgiving as I remember my Dad and his service in World War II



It is the VETERAN , not the preacher,
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the VETERAN , not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN , not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN , not the campus organizer,
Who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN , not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN , not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.
 
It is the VETERAN ,
Who salutes the Flag,
 
It is the veteran ,
Who serves under the Flag,
 
THERE IS MUCH OWED BY THOSE OF US WHO NOW ENJOY THESE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS.  

THANKS TO THOSE WHO DIED TO PRESERVE AND PROVIDE THEM