Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day




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, 


10 blew out from under the bed:

Jeff B said...

A great perspective on what these men and women have given us.

DJ Kirkby said...

Yes, excellent. I did forget as over in England it is just a bank holiday not memorial day. Now, in my house, it will be memorial day. xo

Jen Fooled Around said...

wow.. awesome post!

They serve(d) us well...

Joker_SATX said...

Well Posted!

Ronjazz said...

A wonderful perspective, honey. Much appreciated.

Ron said...

((((( Nitebyrd )))))

Amen!

Thank you for sharing this beautiful post.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

X ya, Sis!

vixen kitten said...

You always hit it right on target.

Great post, Sweetie.

xoxo
~vk~

Anonymous said...

happy mem day, babes

nitebyrd said...

Thanks, everyone. My father fought in WWI, my BIL was in the Navy during Korea, my ex-FIL was at Pearl Harbor and many of my school friends were in Vietnam. Today and Veteran's Day is a day to remember all those that have given everything to keep us free. No matter what we think of the government, we need to honor the men and women of the military.

Indi said...

nitebyrd - This is a beautiful tribute. I salute them, I salute you too.

Indi

xxx