I love this song and every time I hear it - I cry. I know I am lucky to be an American and thankful to live in the land of the free. We must not forget the soldiers who fought to maintain our right to Liberty, Justice, and the Pursuit of Happiness... The American Way.
It Is The Soldier
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 the 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.
Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC
I dedicate this post to all American Soldiers - Past and Present.. Thank you and God Bless You!