I ran across this today on another board. If you know a vet, take the time to say "thank you" for more than just a long weekend.
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 who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, Whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows protestor to burn the flag.