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May 26, 2007

Keeping Things in Perspective....

I did get some stamping done today, but you'll get to see that on Monday. A lot of us get a three-day weekend so I hope everyone is enjoying themselves. While we're all enjoying ourselves this weekend, there are thousands of Americans who are not exactly in enjoyable situations. Please take some time to reflect on what the US servicemen and women do for each of us, every day. I'm thankful for all they do for us and feel so privileged to have served beside some outstanding individuals in our US Air Force.

I would like to share this quote with you. It reminds me of a poem. I had to memorize it while at the US Air Force Academy and it has always been one of my favorite quotes that we had to memorize.

It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given us
Freedom of the Press.
It's the soldier, not the poet, who has given us
Freedom of Speech.
It's the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the
Freedom to Demonstrate.
It's the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the
Right to a Fair Trial.
It's the soldier who salutes the flag, serves under the flag and
whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who gives the protestor the right to burn the flag.

~Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

1 comment:

  1. I don't think we should be in Iraq...but I do think we should support our soldiers who are doing what they have committed to doing. I've sent several care packages over there (through anysoldier.com and also one to the hospital in germany). My Dad was a soldier (one of the original Darby's Rangers) in WWII. He passed away 2 years ago but I'm still in touch with his Ranger buddies. I'm on the Sons and Daughters Organization and I send cards out to these WWII vets. They are some AMAZING people. Anyways, I digressed. Thanks for serving and for your husband serving as well.Jane (troopersma)


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