My Musings

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Coffin Draped By The Flag

This poem is an amazing tribute to American soldiers. I was very moved and very honored when I came across this. I hope that it can be a great blessing to you just as it was for me.

It's the soldier,
not the reporter who has given us Freedom of the Press.

It's the soldier,
not the poet, who has given us Freedom of Speech.

It's the soldier,
not the campus organizer, who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate.

It's the soldier,
not the lawyer, who has given us the Right to a Fair Trial.

It's the soldier who salutes the flag, serves under the flag and whose coffin is draped by the flag.

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13 Comments:

  • Amen!! I love that and it speaks the truth!! Thank you for sharing this with us.

    By Blogger Sis. Julie, At 9:30 AM  

  • Brother, there is a song that begins with this poem. And it is a powerful song as well concerning the price of freedom.

    God Bless,

    Jeff

    By Blogger Bro. Jeff Hallmark, At 9:55 AM  

  • Awesome poem! Very, very true!

    Thanks for sharing it.

    By Blogger Kristina, At 10:07 AM  

  • This is awesome!!!

    Thank you for serving our country, by the way!!!

    By OpenID maranatha777, At 12:14 PM  

  • Sis. Julie,

    Thanks for the encouragement. I first heard this poem at a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 4:51 PM  

  • Bro. Jeff,

    Do you, by chance, know the name of the song and the people who sing it? I would love to be able to hear it. Thanks a bunch.

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 4:52 PM  

  • Kristina,

    Thanks for stopping by. I am glad that you liked it.

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 4:52 PM  

  • Maranatha,

    It is certainly my privilege to do what I do. I am always very glad to be able to follow in the footsteps of some men who are much greater than me.

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 4:53 PM  

  • Nick,
    Try This Link I Think It's the Song Bro Jeff Is Talking About?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxnY6DxJBcI

    By Blogger Christopher Cline, At 11:50 AM  

  • I thank you for performing this needed service for the fallen, it must be an encouragement to the family.

    By Blogger Jungle Mom, At 5:20 PM  

  • Thanks Chris,

    I don't have access to that here at work (no youtube on military computers), but when I get home today I'm gonna check that out. Thanks.

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 8:05 AM  

  • Thanks Jungle Mom,

    I love being able to do what I do. Some of the stories that I hear are absolutely amazing. I should start sharing some of them on here. Thanks.

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 8:06 AM  

  • Honey I think that I have this song on a cd by the Marion Avenue boys. I will find it for you later.

    By Blogger Diane, At 7:30 AM  

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