Veterans Day Salute

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by stubeeef, May 29, 2005.

  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    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.
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  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Well I'll certainly agree that it's not the preacher who has given us freedom of religion.
     
  3. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    and toby' keiths american soldier is qued in the background haha :p
     
  4. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    And bless all those soldiers and politicians who in the 18th century risked and gave their lives so that we could have a country with these rights.
     
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Thank you, it was the veteran who put his life on the line for all these things.
     
  6. skunk macrumors G4

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    Not forgetting those other 18th century soldiers who gave their lives trying to stop you making the wrong choices...
    ;)
     
  7. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Also not forgetting that today is Memorial Day.

    Veteran's Day is in November.
     
  8. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    As long as we are talking veterans, let's remember:

    the sacrifices made in the battles of WWII, especially Normandy;

    those who spent horrific times in Korea and Vietnam, particularly those who were captured and tortured;

    the veterans of the oft-forgotten, "lesser" wars: Bosnia, Afghanistan, Somalia, etc.;

    the soldiers of wars past, all long gone, who fought to establish this country, defend it or to keep it together;

    And as we remember those lost in the current war, let us vow never again to let our leaders send men and women off to die based on lies.
     
  9. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Lol... I was gonna make a comment along those lines. Not that I don't appreciate our veterans, but today is specifically for those who gave their lives defending this country. Not every veteran qualifies for that honor. Although it was the veteran who made it possible for people to make these kind of mistakes.

    Anyway... my gracious appreciation to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.
     
  10. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    All of these men who have served our country deserved to be honored. Kudos stubeef...
     
  11. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Now, now. I think stu's onto something. Patton said "No one won a war by giving his life for his country. You win by making the other poor bastard give his."

    If you are of the opinion that the soldier deserves all the credit for our civil liberties (and quite frankly I cannot remember soldiers fighting alongside MLK back in the 60s, but whatever), it makes perfect sense to conclude that the dead solider was a failure.
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Then I stand corrected. I will be dispensing with my conventional calendar in favor of one which is more politically correct.
     
  13. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i think so too. Of course they only cleared the plate so that others could use their brilliance. While the pen is mightier than the sword, it doesn't mean you throw out the sword.

    Anyway thanks to those who have perished on the behalf of freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and all of the other freedoms we are allowed.
    Have a great Memorial Day Weekend, and don't forget why we have it.
     
  14. skunk macrumors G4

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