Saturday, April 24, 2004

Blood of veterans

Subj: Fwd: Fw: Good one .......
Date: 4/22/2004 1:42:53 PM Eastern Standard Time






----- Original Message -----
From: Lynn Paulus
To: lynn paulus
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 10:00 PM
Subject: Fw: Good one .......








It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

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



It is the VETERAN,
who salutes the Flag,

It is the veteran,
who serves under the Flag,


ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD,
AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.

I don't know if you saw this in the news but it really impressed me.
Funny, our US Senate/House took 2 days off as they couldn't work because
of the expected storm.

On the ABC evening news, it was reported tonight that, because of the
dangers from Hurricane Isabelle approaching Washington DC, the military
members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
were given permission to suspend the assignment.

They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!"

Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm,
they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the
highest honor that can be afforded to a serviceperson.

The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.

I don't usually suggest that many emails be forwarded, but I'd be DAMN
proud if this one reached as many as possible.

We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no
matter where they serve.

God Bless them.





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I want to change this to God is the one who gave us these things the veteran was the tool and is duly recognized for it.

Let us hope that we do not forget this and dishonor the veterens who gave so much in blood and I want to reiterate that they not be required to give more on account of those whom would abuse their freedoms by doing what they want and not what they ought.

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