IT IS THE VETERAN, NOT THE PREACHER
WHO HAS GIVEN US FREEDOM OF RELIGION

IT IS THE VETERAN, NOT THE REPORTER
WHO HAS GIVEN US FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

IT IS THE VETERAN, NOT THE CAMPUS ORGANIZER
WHO HAS GIVEN US FREEDOM TO ASSEMBLE

IT IS THE VETERAN, NOT THE POET
WHO HAS GIVEN US FREEDOM OF SPEECH

IT IS THE VETERAN, NOT THE LAWYER
WHO HAS GIVEN US THE RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL

IT IS THE VETERAN, NOT THE POLITICIAN
WHO HAS GIVEN US THE RIGHT TO VOTE

IT IS THE VETERAN WHO SALUTES THE FLAG,
RISKS IT ALL FOR THE FLAG
AND WHO IS BURIED BENEATH THE FLAG!

GOD BLESS AMERICA'S VETERANS
"The Veteran"
VFW Post 6790, Wellton, Arizona