Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: What is a Vet? (fwd)
Re: What is a Vet? (fwd)
Wed, 11 Nov 1998 23:58:30 -0800
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Forwarded From: The Gillams <howlers@INTELIPORT.COM>
From: David <email@example.com>
Date: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 9:36 PM
Subject: What is a Vet?
>>> He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket - palsied now and
>>> aggravatingly slow - who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who
>>> wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when
>>> the nightmares come.
>>> So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just
>>> over and say Thank You.
>>> 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."
>>> Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC
In 1986, I was a missionary in France. On several
occasions, older French people stopped me in the
street and thanked me on behalf of the Americans who
helped them during WWII.
I add my voice to theirs, "Thank you Veterans!"
Bryan Magnusson, MS, EMT, N6LNB
SA - T488 - Orange County CA Council, #39
Eagle Scout '78