Some Pro- U.S. Military Photos
I've heard of Iraqi newborns who have been named
"George Bush" out of a sense of gratitude. Hope that
doesn't play out like the song, "A Boy Named Sue".....or
those kids are in for some rough treatment.
60 Minutes was all but eager to publish the Abu Ghraib photos and the New York Times ran 40+ frontpage news stories on the scandal....wonder if they will ever devote as much coverage to the positives coming out of Iraq? Of the nobility and professionalism of our military men and women?
"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."
~Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, Sergeant, USMC
May 25, 2008 Update: This poem has long been mis-attributed...the true author is Charles Michael Province. Thanks to Flag Gazer:
"It Is The Soldier", which has, for several years. been attributed to Father Denis Edward OBrien, USMC. Mr Province has advised that Father O'Brien once sent a copy of the poem to "Dear Abby" and it was printed erroneously giving credit to Father O'Brien for writing it. It is at that point that the authorship became clouded, and I reproduce this information in the hope of ensuring Mr Province receives full, appropriate and most deserved credit for his wonderful piece.
Charles M. Province, a veteran of the US Army, is the sole and single Founder and President of The George S. Patton, Jr. Historical Society. He is the author of "The Unknown Patton", "Patton's Third Army", and "Patton's One-Minute Messages" More details are displayed on his website, particularly at http://www.pattonhq.com/koreamemorial.html where this poem is displayed.
Labels: Hearts and Minds