« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2003, 10:53:11 AM »
Thanks, Crafty, for that link.
I think it is important for all Americans to support our troops around the world, no matter how you feel about the conflicts they take part in. If it weren't for these brave men and women, our world would be an even more dangerous place.
These sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, have made a choice to defend the freedoms that we hold so dear.
"When cities burn and armies turn and flee in disarray, cowards will cry: 'Tis best to fly, and fight another day'. But warriors know in their marrow, When they die and fall, 'tis best to have fought and lost than not to have fought at all.'"
"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 has given 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 protestor to burn the flag."
- Father Dennis Edward O'Brian, USMC
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty."
- John F. Kennedy
"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."
- Martin Luther King, Jr
"The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten."
- Calvin Coolidge
May they all come home safely...