A few days ago, I was looking at articles that I cut out of newspapers and books and found this article about veterans. I want to share it with Herald Democrat readers, since Veterans Day is almost here. The author is unknown.

A few days ago, I was looking at articles that I cut out of newspapers and books and found this article about veterans. I want to share it with Herald Democrat readers, since Veterans Day is almost here. The author is unknown.


It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.


It is the veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.


It is the veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.


It is the veteran, not the campus organizer, who has given us the right to assemble.


It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.


It is the veteran, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.


It is the veteran who salutes the flag.


It is the veteran who serves under the flag.


If you meet a solider in uniform thank him for serving, or, if you see a soldier in a restaurant, buy him a cup of coffee.


Thanks to all who gave the supreme sacrifice. Thanks to all those still living and the ones with the scars of war. Thanks to all who are serving today. God bless them all, and God bless America.