This weekend many of us will visit cemeteries honoring our dead. You will see many families placing flowers and other remembrances on all their loved ones graves. But this year it got me to thinking about all who sacrificed their lives for the country.
In these uncertain economic times, I want to take a moment to say thank you to our men and women who serve our country. This is a time when it doesn’t matter whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, if you swing left or right, to know that those who serve are truly special.
So as you take off this weekend to play, have fun, and eat great barbecue- - take a moment and say a prayer for those who live to fight another day. Peace.
It is the Soldier
Father Dennis Edward O'Brien
United States Marine Corps
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, who allows the protester to burn the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag.