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Maggie
November 13th, 2001, 01:59 AM
This was written by Rev. Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC

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 the freedom to demonstrate.
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.

A POV to consider..........

Regards,

Maggie

Xois
November 13th, 2001, 10:24 AM
wow...maybe we shoud move this to poetry! :D

very nicely done

Maggie
November 13th, 2001, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by Xois
wow...maybe we shoud move this to poetry! :D

very nicely done

It does make one stop and think a bit, doesn't it? <G> It really caught *my* eye particularly because I've read comments by soldiers on both sides of that flag issue. The few I've known personally end up by throwing up their hands......

Regards,

Maggie