Thursday, March 25, 2010
If You Can Read this Blog, Thank a Vet!
I try to be somewhat apolitical because I find that the people who know the least about politics tend to run their mouths the most. It also depresses me that I have become maddeningly middle-of-the-road in middle age, which for some reason reminds me of my body, which seems to have all gone maddeningly to the middle. However, I am somewhat worked-up today because last night on the news there was a story about some dirt-bag(s) burglarising the Acworth VFW (Veteran's of Foreign Wars). The crook(s) stole a pile of cash, which was ear-marked to be used to send stuff to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. How the hell do you rationalize this sort of theft? Our troops, are over there risking their lives, having left their families behind, to defend our nation because that is their duty. Some selfish, cowardly piece of crap steals the money that was to be used to send our troops a few things just to brighten their days and to let them know that folks back here appreciate what they are doing. There has to be a special place in hell for some jackass(es) selfish enough to steal this money. That flag draped coffin you see up there in the left hand corner of this post??? That was part of a funeral service paid for by the VFW to give a homeless veterans a decent burial. That's all I have to say.
It was the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It was the Veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It was the Veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It was the Veteran, not the campus organizer, who has given us the right to demonstrate.
It is the Veteran who salutes the flag,
Who served under the flag,
Whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.
~Father Dennis O'Brien, USMC~