The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy: A Few Miuntes to Remember Those Who Serve

Take a few miuntes today to think about those who serve. Brave men and women who stand a post in Iraq, Afganistan and hundreds of other places around the globe. 

Minimum wage laws do not appy to them. They don’t get overtime or scheduled coffeee breaks. They buy our freedom with their toil and blood.

If you see a service man or woman today say, “Thank you.” 

Enjoy this poem by  Charles M. Province, veteran and biographer of General George S. Patton

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

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 freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

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.

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