It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
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 freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.
© 1970 2010
Charles M. Province, U.S. Army
And Place It Somewhere That Will Remind You...
PRAY FOR OUR U.S. SERVICEMEMBERS, THE MISSING, THEIR FAMILIES.
PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY.
From the very start - Wreaths Across America has always included our POW/MIA in their mission.
Countless more Americans have been exposed to The Plight of Remembering OUR Missing And Unaccounted For
directly because of them - their actions and through their travels including on National Wreaths Across America Day Nationwide.
Wreaths Across America's Chairman & Veteran - Wayne Hanson and Executive Director - Karen Worcester.