Stan Crader

Author & Lecturer on Writing About Rural America

Soldier

We Honor The Fallen

The following from the website of Resurrecting Lives…www.resurrectinglives.org

We Honor the Fallen

For 150 years, American citizens have been honoring military members who have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms.  Memorial Day, or Decoration Day, as it was formerly known, began in 1868 as a formal day of honor and gratitude to our dead defenders.  Resurrecting Lives Foundation is deeply grateful for all those military members who have done what was necessary to secure our most basic rights.

Various versions of this poem have appeared in emails and on the internet, and we are proud to share here… Continue reading

It is the Soldier

“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… Continue reading

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