Saturday, November 11, 2006

We Remember on Veterans' Day

Today we remember and honor those who have fought under the U.S. flag. They have often sacrificed earthly comfort and wealth and even life and limb to perserve our nation and our freedoms. Perhaps Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC said it best:

"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 serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

Here is a video which incorporates excerpts from several speeches in honor of Veterans' Day.

Also, below is a very moving music video in honor of Canadian Remembrance Day which can certainly be applied to U.S. military veterans as well. Be sure to check out Word around the Net for the story behind the song.


At 11/11/2006 4:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a listen to the Remembrance podcast on iTunes or on the Royal British Legion blog. It's a good way to remember.

At 11/11/2006 7:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice. I made some calls today. Just to tell some people I know "thank you." And remembered in my heart a few I can no longer call.


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