Saturday, May 28, 2005


Day is Done

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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 freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves under the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.
By Charles M. Province


On this Memorial Day as we remember all those who have given their life in the fight for freedom and liberty, it is my hope that those families and friends who are mourning the loss of a loved one will feel the arms of a grateful Nation around them and bring them some comfort and peace. They will never be forgotten.