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It Is The Soldier
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 the
freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the
freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who
beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who
protester to burn the flag.
--Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, Sergeant, USMC