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churky89

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Got this off LSJC.... How true it is
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 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, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."
-Charles M. Province

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I have another....

In times of war, and not before
God and Soldiers men adore.

But in times of Peace, with all things righted,
God is forgotten and the Soldier slighted.


Thanks for the post.
 
REMEMBERING the FORGOTTEN MECHANIC

Throuh the history of world aviation many names have come to fore. Great deeds of the past on our memory will last as they're joined by more and more.

When man first started to labor in his quest to conquer the sky, he was designer, mechanic and pilot, and he built a machine that would fly.

The pilot was everyone's hero, he was brave, he was bold, he was grand. As he stood by his battered biplane with his goggles and helmet in hand.

But for each of these flying heroes there were thousands little renowned; And these were the men and women who worked on the planes but kept their feet on the ground.

We all know the name of Lindbergh, and we've read of his flight to fame; but think, if you can, of his maintenance man. Can you remember his name?

And think of our wartime heroes and all the acclaim that they got. Can you tell me the names of their crew chiefs? A thousand to one you cannot.

So when you see a mighty jet aircraft, as they mark their way through the air. Remember the grease-stained man and women with the wrench in his hand; They are the men and women who put them there.
 
Thanks for posting that Scott..
 
IH8RDS said:
REMEMBERING the FORGOTTEN MECHANIC

Throuh the history of world aviation many names have come to fore. Great deeds of the past on our memory will last as they're joined by more and more.

When man first started to labor in his quest to conquer the sky, he was designer, mechanic and pilot, and he built a machine that would fly.

The pilot was everyone's hero, he was brave, he was bold, he was grand. As he stood by his battered biplane with his goggles and helmet in hand.

But for each of these flying heroes there were thousands little renowned; And these were the men and women who worked on the planes but kept their feet on the ground.

We all know the name of Lindbergh, and we've read of his flight to fame; but think, if you can, of his maintenance man. Can you remember his name?

And think of our wartime heroes and all the acclaim that they got. Can you tell me the names of their crew chiefs? A thousand to one you cannot.

So when you see a mighty jet aircraft, as they mark their way through the air. Remember the grease-stained man and women with the wrench in his hand; They are the men and women who put them there.
Boiled down to simple terms - "It takes a college education to fly 'em, but a high school education to get them there."
 
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