Happy Veterans Day!

A hearty “thank you” to all of you who have sacrificed for this country by performing the ultimate act of “community service.” You are appreciated.

Michelle Malkin is reminding Veterans and active duty service members that they can get a free meal at Applebees today (my dad’s an Air Force vet so I hope he’s paying attention). There are a couple of other restaurants recognizing Vets today — click here to see them.

And now, a good reminder:

It is the Soldier
Father Dennis Edward O’Brien

It is the Soldier,
not the reporter, who has given us freedom of press.

It is the Soldier,
not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier,
not the campus organizer, who gives us freedom to demonstrate.

It is the Soldier
who salutes the flag,
who serves beneath the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. MichelleMalkin.com alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: WriteDoug@Live.com.