LeRoy Collins Commentary 111

Commentary #111
13 November 2007

A very smart lady

Better give the attached some thought...and DO NOT just presume less than 1% of our fellow Americans will continue to make these sacrifices for all the other Americans who see the war as "business as usual" for them and their families. This past Saturday I came across the following quote on a T-shirt worn by a squirming 4 yr-old participating in the Veterans Day parade in Orlando:

"Freedom is a fragile thing, and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it only comes once to a people. Those who have had freedom and then lost it, have never known it again."
--Ronald Reagan

I was the Grand Marshall for the 8th annual Orlando parade to celebrate Veterans Day 2007. There were perhaps 3000 enthusiastic participants, but probably fewer spectators. The parade lasted 1 1/2 hours; the parade route was 1 mile (the Mayor and I walked it), and the unit composition was superb.

Most do not have a clue about our National flag etiquette. But that is the way it is...amazing the difference it makes if even just a few Marines are on the scene.

/s/ LeRoy Collins


Think about it...


We need to show more sympathy for these people.
* They travel miles in the heat.
* They risk their lives crossing a border.
* They don't get paid enough wages.
* They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.
* They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language.
* They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day every day.

I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans;
I'm talking about our troops!
Doesn't it seem strange that many Democrats and Republicans are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don't support our troops and are now threatening to defund them?


/s/ LeRoy Collins, Jr.


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