Veterans Day 2010
On Veterans Day, we respectfully remember those who have served our country and who took the oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic. The You Tube video below was created by mrImusicweb in honor of them.
As citizens, who enjoy the freedoms they preserved, our duty to our vets is a simple one. We must never forget their sacrifice or the sacrifice of those who waited for them to come home. To all those who have served our country, and to all those who currently serve, our sincere and heartfelt thank you. You are our heroes.
For those Veterans, who have passed on, we pray:
Eternal Peace Grant Them, O Lord, and Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.
Eternal BeTheir Memory.
The quotation that begins the video seems like a fitting close to this post, since it's power is in its truth:
“It is the soldier (not the preacher) 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 assemble.
It is the soldier (not the lawyer) who has given us the right to 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."