It is the Soldier.




 
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June 29th, 2004  
Damien
 

Topic: It is the Soldier.


I found this while looking through a website full of old pro-military quotes and writings.
IT IS THE SOLDIER


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 Lawyer,
who has given us the Right to a Free Trial.

It is the Soldier, who salutes the Flag,
who serves under the Flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the Flag,
who allows the Protestor to burn the Flag.

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June 29th, 2004  
thebrahmagr81
 
 
AWESOME
June 29th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
It's written by Father Dennis Edward O'Brian, USMC
It has often been incorrectly attributed to Charles M. Province.

Province has a poem called "it's the soldier" but it's not the same one, you can find it here:
http://www.military-quotes.com/military-poems.htm
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