Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter Richard Costelow
Lakeina Monique Francis Tim Gauna 
Cherone Louis Gunn James Rodrick McDaniels
Mare Nieto Ronald Scott Owens
Lakiba Nicole Palmer Joshua Parlett
Patrick Howard Roy Andrew Triplett
Kevin Shawn Rux Ronchester Santiago

Timothy Lamont Saunders

Gary Graham Swenchonis

Craig Wibberley

 

                     

 

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

 


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 a right to a fair trial..



It is the soldier who salutes the flag, 


serves under the flag, 

whose coffin is draped by the flag, 

who allows the protester to burn the flag.

 


~~~~~
This poem has been attributed to:

USMC chaplain Father Dennis Edward O'Brien 
who is a Guadalcanal veteran of WWII, 
11th Marines and the chaplain for
the 1st Marine Division Association.

but

the poem has also been attributed to
Charles Province, a Patton Biographer.

~~~~~

 

 

 

"FOR OUR TOMORROW THEY GAVE THEIR TODAY"

~ Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General Henry H. Shelton ~

 

 

 

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