Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day.
Above all the rancorous political tensions this week, Mark Alexander reminds us in “The Right to Vote, Guaranteed by Patriot Veterans,” that American Liberty is not ensured by politicians; it is and has always been sustained by generations of American Patriots in uniform, who honor their oaths “to support and defend” our Constitution with their lives. It is to them we owe our deepest gratitude.
“Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.” —Gen. Douglas MacArthur
“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 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, who allows the protester to burn the flag.” —Army Veteran Charles M. Province
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” —John 15:12-14