Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Flag Retirement ceremony
Re: Flag Retirement ceremony
Mon, 9 Aug 1999 11:37:25 EDT
First, I appreciate very much Rich Locke's giving us the link to the America=
Legion Flag Retirement Ceremony. Yes, one more 'urban legend' may be laid t=
The following thought is picked up from the America Online <A=20
HREF=3D"http://members.aol.com/sctfpat/patria/">Scouting Online Patriotic=20
It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
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 freedom to=20
It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair tria=
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves under the flag,
=A0=A0=A0and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to =
All gave some. Some gave all.
This piece, anonymous, was first found in "The Blue Devil", the journal of=20
the 88th Infantry Division Association. If you have a more definitive=20
sourse, please let me know.
- Pat Skelly
Cape Cod MA