Thursday, November 11, 2010

To our veterans...

Former Georgia Senator and Governor Zell Miller had a stirring speech about the sacrifice of soldiers:
“For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag.
"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave and hated and scorned.
When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." ~ Mark Twain
Remembering my grandfather and grandmother-US Navy and saluting my brother, former Marine, Uncle TJ and Aunt Tina, US Navy/Reserves, as well as all the others that heard the call to serve our country.
Later gators...

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