Saturday, 25 April 2009

Anzac Day

It's the Soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.

It's the Soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.

It's the Soldier, not the politician, that ensures our right to Life,
Freedom and the Pursuit of Happiness.

It's the Soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag.

6 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

Having been in the Army during the Korean War it always amazes me that the soldier is either given some credit or some scorn for the role played in world affairs. I still salute my flag and stand when it appears and it still brings tears to my eyes at funerals.

Abe Lincoln

M.Benaut said...

It's a sombre day here and in France, Abe, as we acknowledge the slaughter at Villers-Bretonneux in the Picardie region of France.
The French and the Australians suffered casualties in the 10's of thousands and all through Australia and France, those same tears come to the eyes of so many.

C'est un jour sombre ici et en France, Abe, comme nous admettons l'abattage à Villers-Bretonneux dans la région Picardie de la France.
Le Français et les Australiens ont subi des pertes d'entre plus de dix mille et partout l'Australie et la France, ces mêmes larmes viennent aux yeux d'entre si beaucoup.

B Squared said...

I heard an interesting line the other day along these same thoughts:Jesus came to set you free and a soldier keeps you free.

lynn said...

Yes and our UK Government shamed us completely yesterday with the restrictions carefully scripted to exclude Ghurkas who fought and died for us from a right to live in England. Quite astonishingly low, in my view.
Very ashamed of the Government.

http://newsforums.bbc.co.uk/nol/thread.jspa?forumID=6392&edition=1&ttl=20090425172444

Marie said...

I had to look for Anzac Day on Wikipedia. I found it. They mention the battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during WWI. I am very grateful to all the people who fought to protect our countries and your freedom but still I'd like to see war eradicated from this planet.

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