A True Word

"Yesterday was the funeral of young Richard Watson (A Royal Marine) who was killed in action in Afghanistan recently.

The Corps RSM Eric Conway said a few words ........ he said...with authority

'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 organiser, who has given us the 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, who serves under the flag and who's coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.' "

Note.......For the word soldier you could read Service man or Woman.