Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

I want to wish all my fellow Americans a Happy 4th of July! I know for most of us, the fourth of July means picnics, friends, family, parties, and fireworks. Please take a moment sometime today to think about the men and women serving in the military who are at this very moment somewhere in the world protecting our freedom and defending our right to be free. These men and woman make sacrifices most of us will never know or realize.



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 for a fair trial.
Its is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
serves under the flag, and whose coffin
is draped by the flag, who gives the protester
the right to burn the flag.



Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!

5 comments:

chickbug said...

happy 4th! enjoy the celebration...and thanks for the reminder about what this is really all about. =)

Bayjb said...

Happy 4th of July!

Mandy said...

Thanks! Happy 4th to you two too!

JuJu - said...

happy 4th of July weekend Mandy:)

MeLaNiE said...

Hope you had a great 4th!!