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It Is The Soldier

July 4, 2009
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Sergeant First Class Chavez

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 the freedom to demonstrate.

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 under the flag,
whose coffin is draped in the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.

-Charles Michael Province


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 4, 2009 6:56 pm

    Wonder why “soldier” is spelled incorrectly in every line???

  2. nancyk5000 permalink*
    July 5, 2009 9:37 am

    Thanks Aimee…..I fixed it. I know….I am a retard. 🙂

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