It’s Veteran’s Day? What does that mean? To many people, especially those that have lost a loved one in a foreign war, it’s a day to stop and reflect on that loved one’s loyalty to their country and to us, the people that they have protected.
To others who don’t honor our armed forces, they don’t see the value in respecting a soldier. However, as the poem below implies, “it is the soldier” that provides these freedoms to Americans that allow them to have opinions, even if they are wrong.
Take a moment today and thank a Veteran for their selfless service in protecting your life and freedom. After all, Christ gave His life so that you can have freedom.
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 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 protestor to burn the flag.
Attributed to: Charles Michael Province, U.S. Army
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— 14 so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith. – Galatians 3:13-14