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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day 2008

What can we ever say except, "Thank You" to those men and women who served to preserve our freedoms?


What can we ever say except, "Thank You" to those men and women who liberated millions of people in other countries?


It is the Soldier,
not the reporter, who has given us freedom of press.

It is the Soldier,
not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier,
not the campus organizer, who gives us 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.

By Father Dennis Edward O’Brien


A list of Veterans Day events for western North Carolina can be found at the Asheville Citizen-Times.

Thank a Veteran today.

2 comments :

"Honor the Veteran". A noble sentiment, and one well deserved by those who served. But I don't think you really mean it. Do you honor all veterans? ALL of them? How about the gay Vets? Or the Lesbian or Bi? Do you honor the Transgendered Vets? All of the above have stood up for this country, have defended it, have died for it. Will you honor them as well? Or will you simply ignore them, or continue to condemn them along with the rest of the LGBT community. "Honor the Veteran"...pretty hollow words, unless it applies to ALL Vets.

Love this time of the year. Nov. 10 is the official birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Oorah! May all who serve be safe.