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Ode to a Soldier

Has anybody posted this yet? Sorry if it is a repeat.

A Poem for a Soldier

It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus 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 protester to burn the flag.

written by Father Denis Edward O’Brien, USMC