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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day 2010

It’s The Veteran...
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It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
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It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
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It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
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It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
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It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
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It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
who has given us the right to vote.
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It is the VETERAN,
who salutes the Flag.
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It is the VETERAN,
who serves under the Flag!
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Author unknown - Taken from the Omaha Post 1 American Legion website
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Veterans Day 2010
November 11th is Veterans Day, a day to honor America's military Veterans.
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Since 1954, the Veterans Day National Committee has worked to ensure Veterans Day receives proper and widespread observance. Part of that outreach this year includes the above video for students explaining how and why we honor Veterans, not just on Veterans Day, but year-round.
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On the VA Veterans Day page you'll find not only this video but also Veterans Day History, local and national observances and resources to teach students the value of honoring our Veterans. Visit the site at (http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday) and be sure to follow VA on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/VeteransAffairs) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/DeptVetAffairs)
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Additionally, to view a Section 508-compliant version of this video, please visit (http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday)
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Above video/info by DeptVetAffairs
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Our thanks go out to all of our veterans who have served this great country of ours and to all of those that are serving it this day.
To you... we salute!
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Thank you all...
AubreyJ.........
November 11, 2010

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