It is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given us Freedom of 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 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
that allows the protester to burn the flag.
By Father Dennis O’Brien
“Soldiers from Bravo Battery, FIRES Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment launch a round downrange, Tuesday, Nov. 30 during a M777 Howitzer live fire exercise on the Grafenwoehr Training Area.”
Somebody’s gonna do to you what you’ve been doin’
And I hope that I’m around
To watch ‘em knock you down
Somebody’s gonna give you a lesson in hurtin’
Somebody’s gonna leave you with your fire burnin’
And no way to put it out
Baby there ain’t no doubt
You’re a bull-hearted man - joe dee messina