all of our Veterans!
As this Veterans Day comes to a close, I have been thinking about the last couple of days and the things I have seen. I've decided that, while there are always going to be those who do all they can to get away with things and take advantage of the goodness of others, I have to just focus on those who make all of the nastiness worth while. Unfortunately, I have seen far too much of the nastiness, but a few of our amazing guests in the last couple of days have shown me why it is that we do what we do! Those who are truly humbled and appreciative are the ones who we really do this for...and I owe them a huge debt of gratitude for all they've done for my freedoms and liberties. They have given so much of themselves and expect nothing in return and I can only hope to uphold those same standards and actions and always show the same graciousness that they do. God Bless the U.S.A!!!
I'll leave you with this - one of my favorites...
It is the Soldier, not the minister, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the 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 freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.
-Author: Charles Michael Province, U.S. Army
God Bless you all,