It is the soldier, not the poet
Who has given us the freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer
Who gives us freedom to protest. …
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.”
There should be a parade down Nicollet Mall everyday, 24/7, rain or shine, to honor all who served.
Bob Rabinovitz, Minnetonka
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