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Proud Veteran

Who are you saluting? William S. Allen
Where are they/have they served? WWII Philippines, Japanese POW
Which branch are they in? Army
Your message: I'm proud of my Grandad
Submitted by Ben Marshall from Maplewood On 5/29/2011
 

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 freedom 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.