Please close your eyes for a moment and picture in your mind the soldier at Valley Forge, as he holds his musket in his bloody hands. He stands barefoot in the snow, starved from the lack of food, wounded from months of battle and emotionally scared from the eternity away from his family surrounded by nothing but death and carnage of war. He stands tough, with fire in his eyes and victory on his breath. He looks at us now in anger and disgust and tells us this...
I gave you a birthright of freedom born in the Constitution and now your children graduate too illiterate to read it.
I fought in the snow barefoot to give you the freedom to vote and you stay home because it rains.
I left my family destitute to give you the freedom of speech and you remain silent on religious and critical issues because it might be bad for business.
I orphaned my children to give you a government to serve you and it has stolen democracy from the people.
It's the soldier, not the reporter, who gives you the freedom of the press.
It's the soldier, not the poet, who gives you freedom of speech.
It's the soldier, not the campus organizer who allows you to demonstrate.
It's the soldier who salute the flag, serves the flag, whose coffin is draped with the flag, that allows the protester to burn the flag!!!
Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, prayer for them and their families is the very best one...
Remember...Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.