Independence Day Recap
It was a great day at Spark It Up HQ. I had lots of family and friends around. We had the grill covered with chops, steaks, burgers and dogs. We said a prayer for our troops overseas as many there are family and friends. While looking at blogs and all the great Independence Day posts I was reminded of Zell Millers great speech.
"Never 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 at home.
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 he abuses to burn that flag."
We read all the time about how wrong we were for invading Iraq. The newspapers only report the bad. We have senate candidates insulting our leadership and our military strategy. Zell was not telling us anything new. Many years ago in a time of war another son of the south said:
"We made a great mistake in the beginning of our struggle, and I fear, in spite of all we can do, it will prove to be a fatal mistake. We appointed all our worst generals to command our armies, and all our best generals to edit the newspapers." (Robert E. Lee)