who gives us Freedom of the Press.
It's the soldier, not the poet
who gives us Freedom of Speech.
It's the soldier, not the campus organizer
who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate.
It's the soldier, not the lawyer
who has given us the Right to a Fair Trial.
Its the soldier who salutes the flag,
serves under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag
who protects the protestor's right to burn the flag.
~ Father Dennis Edward O'Brien
Thank You, God, for those who have served and sacrificed.
Thank You for the freedoms I enjoy and they safeguard.