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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wise Words on Veterans Day 2015


"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 organizer,
Who gave us the freedom 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."

"Those who cannot bravely face danger
are the slaves of their attackers."
~ Aristotle ~

"It is God's job to forgive Osama Bin Laden.
It is our job to arrange a face to face meeting."
~ General Norman Schwarzkopf ~

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." ~ President Dwight D. Eisenhower ~

"Military power wins battles but spiritual power wins wars." ~ General George Marshall ~

"There are some who've forgotten why we have a military. It's not to promote war, it's to be prepared for peace." ~ President Ronald Reagan ~

"God of our fathers, who by land and sea have ever led us to victory, please continue your inspiring guidance in this the greatest of all conflicts. Strengthen my soul so that the weakening instinct of self-preservation, which besets all of us in battle, shall not blind me of my duty to my own manhood, to the glory of my calling and to my responsibility to my fellow soldiers. Grant to our armed forces that disciplined valor and mutual confidence which insures success in war. Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived. If it be my lot to die, let me do so with courage and honor in a manner which will bring the greatest harm to the enemy, and please, oh Lord, protect and guide those I shall leave behind. Give us the victory, Lord." ~ General George Patton ~

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." ~ President George Washington ~

"I am concerned for the security of our great nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within."
~ General Douglas MacArthur ~

"Now therefore, be it Resolved by the Fiftieth Annual Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, That we hereby declare that we are unalterably opposed to any program which would entail the surrender of any part of the sovereignty of the United States of American in favor of a world government."
~ Veterans of Foreign Wars ~

"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."
~ Charles M. Province, copyright 1970, 2005 ~

Blessings ~ THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: USMC ~ US Army ~ US Air Force ~ US Navy ~ US Coast Guard, Reservists ~ 

7 comments:

  1. Amen and Amen and Amen! God bless our soldiers one and all..past, present and future! xo Diana

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  2. Beautiful Sandra. God Bless each and every Vet. Let us always honor those that served and those still serving our country. Yes, Because of them we can have a blog to express our thoughts. Let Freedom Ring~~ Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings xo

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  3. excellent post-thank you

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  4. I especially agree with the first and last sets of words. xx

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  5. I am going to visit a hospitalized vet...

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  6. I remember a few years ago when I put Dave's photo on our Veterans Day wall at school. I am so thankful for our military.

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