LEST WE FORGET


It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,

Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,

Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN, not the poet,

Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,

Who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,

Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN, not the politician,

Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the VETERAN, who salutes the Flag,

It is the VETERAN, who serves under the Flag.

REMEMBER ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SACRIFICED IN BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT FOR OUR FREEDOM

AND FOR THE HUMANITARIAN PROTECTION OF ALL THOSE AROUND THE WORLD!

 LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.

Canadian Master Cpl. Scott Vernelli (right), of November Company 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment and another unidentified soldier set up a defensive position during an assault on a Taliban command centre and supply base in Zhari District Afghanistan on Saturday, March 7, 2009.Vernelli was one of four Canadian soldiers killed in two separate bombings outside of Kandahar city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Murray Brewster

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About Bonnie Toews and John Christiansen

Bonnie's Blog Posts invite our readers and free spirits everywhere to share life's adventures with us. I talk about writing my novels, reading books, chatting with other writers and John's and my journeys around the world. We welcome your anecdotes to our experiences and discussions.
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