Most of you that know me are nodding your head in agreement but my words have a deeper meeting.  I’m on vacation for the next 5 days and I am so ready for it.  Work is not tough but is incredibly mentally exhausting.

Have a great Memorial Day and don’t forget the real reason for the holiday.  I think this poem says it well.

IT IS THE SOLDIER
By Charles M. Province

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

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 protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

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.

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