Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day


It Is the Soldier

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

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

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

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

It is the soldier, who salutes the flag,
Who serves under the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag.

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