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Thank a Veteran

Neal from PA Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 12:05 AM
Obituary: The United States of America… Born July 4, 1776, Died November 6, 2012 AMERICA a land that once rewarded hard work and enterprise...A place where one’s word was his bond. America was the land of opportunity. A people to be envied, not only because they had the highest standard of living, but because they had the greatest degree of stability and freedom.
Neal from PA Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 12:08 AM

EPITAPH: The United States of America…

AMERICA… “Never has one country done so much for so many -- and for so little thanks -- as the United States.”

The freest, most innovative, most powerful, most progressive, benevolent and prosperous nation in history. She was exceptional not only because of her DNA… America was home to peoples from all across the earth… But because American began with the correct ordering of man’s relationship to GOD. Only through that ordering could human dignity, individual rights and freedom be honored and maintained. It is not that “America is great”; but that “HE is great”.

Neal from PA Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 12:09 AM
"The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here today, but it will never forget what she represented and did. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which she fought and have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from her honored death we take increased devotion to that cause for which she gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that her death shall not be in vain--that this new nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”.

“If you can read this, thank a teacher,” reads a popular bumper sticker, with some versions adding: “If you can read it in English, thank a veteran.”

After millions of Americans went to the voting booth last Tuesday to exercise one of their most cherished rights, we should pause and remember those who help make it possible. Simply having rights isn’t enough. They must be defended, often at great personal cost. And it’s the members of our armed forces, past and present, who put their lives on the line every day to do just that.

How fitting, then, that Election Day...