I received this through my e-mail and decided to share it with you. I can relate to it because my G-G-G-Grandfather came over from Ireland to fight in the Revolutionary War. There were quite a few McCune's that fought in that war as well as the War of 1812, the Civil War (both sides) and every war since including Operation Desert Storm (including two of my sons). I think that if you read it, you will realize that FREEDOM isn't FREE; it is very costly; it's paid for with lives, blood, and oceans of tears.
I want you to close your eyes and picture in your mind the soldier at Valley Forge, as he holds his musket in his bloody hands. He stands barefoot in the snow, starved from lack of food, wounded from months of battle and emotionally scarred from the eternity away from his family surrounded by nothing but death and carnage of war. He stands though, with fire in his eyes and victory on his breath. He looks at us now in anger and disgust and tells us, "I gave you a birthright of freedom born in the Constitution and now your children graduate too illiterate to read it. I fought in the snow barefoot to give you the freedom to vote and you stay at home because it rains. I left my family destitute to give you the freedom of speech and you remain silent on critical issues, because it might be bad for business. I orphaned my children to give you a government to serve you and it has stolen democracy from the people." "It's the soldier not the reporter who gives you the freedom of the press. It's the soldier not the poet who gives you the freedom of speech. It's the soldier not the campus organizer who allows you to demonstrate. It's the soldier who salutes the flag, serves the flag, whose coffin is draped with the flag that allows the protester to burn the flag!" "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen." Please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our U.S. ground troops in Afghanistan, AND all over this world."
Ok Waynedalers; agree, disagree, or comment? What are your thoughts? Send your cards and letters to Ray McCune, c/o THE WAYNEDALE NEWS, 2700 Lower Huntington Road, Waynedale, IN 46809.