It is the Veteran

It is the Veteran

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion;
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press;
It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech;
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble;
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial;
It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote;
It is the VETERAN, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag,and whose coffin is draped by the flag.
~~ Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, Lt. Col. USMC ~

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3 years 34 weeks ago, 10:54 PM

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Always loved this poem

Thanks Sam

3 years 34 weeks ago, 12:53 AM

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Excellent poem

I agree with Adam.
I usually don't like poetry at all, and haven't since early childhood. Some things, though, definitely appeal to my sense of love and decency.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
3 years 34 weeks ago, 12:59 AM

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kind of sentimental too:

There wasa man from nantucket......

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
3 years 34 weeks ago, 12:54 PM

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Hamp & Dollpartz?

What is this?

3 years 34 weeks ago, 12:57 PM

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Sorry sam, I must

have missed this due to our fledgling new system yesterday.........ABSOLUTELY!

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3 years 34 weeks ago, 1:02 PM

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Is that a skidmark?

Cap'n, this latrine needs cleaning!
LOL!

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!
3 years 34 weeks ago, 1:06 PM

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LOL!

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3 years 33 weeks ago, 5:55 PM

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Words to remember.

Our kids should learn this.

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