It is the Soldier – by Father Dennis O’Brien


Reposting this for Veteran’s Day for all the veterans and the servicemen and women, who serve this great country and sometimes give their lives, to give us the freedoms that we enjoy in this country.

Secondhand Soapbox

It is the soldier, not the President, who gives us democracy,

It is the soldier, not the Congress, who takes care of us.

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 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, that allows the protester to burn the flag.

Father Dennis O’Brien,

US Marine Corp. Chaplain

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