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
who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair
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
I don't know if you saw this in the news but it really impressed me.
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
The tomb has been patrolled
continuously, 24/7, since 1930.
We can be very proud of our young men
and women in the service no matter where they serve.
God Bless them.