in the history of the world has any soldier
sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty
of total strangers than the American
soldier. And, our soldiers don't just give
freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here
For it has been said so truthfully that it
is the soldier, not the reporter, who has
given us the freedom of the press. It is the
soldier, not the poet, who has given us
freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has
given us the freedom to protest.
It is the
soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath
the flag, whose coffin is draped by the
flag, who gives that protester the freedom
to abuse and burn that flag.
Former Senator Zell Miller