Photo Taken at FOB Grizzly, Iraq. April of 2007
On the 11th Day, on the 11th month it is our privilege to say thank you to those who have served our nation in times of war. Their sacrifice to this country is a debt that can not be repaid.
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, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier,
who salutes the flag,
who serves under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.
By Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC
Please take the time to recognize the Sailors, Marines, Soldiers and Airmen to whom the concepts of HONOR, COURAGE, DUTY, and COUNTRY are more then mere words.
Say a prayer for all those who serve, and for those at home waiting for their safe return.
A special thank you to our own Spec. Nick "Bubba" Forney, US Army, Iraq. Come home safe big guy..
Dean "MedicDVG" Goulet
Former SSGt. 1/409th Infanty, US Army Reserves
Now serving as a civilian medical contractor
TF 504th MP BN