I would like to express my gratitude to the Collegian for providing ample coverage of Veterans Day last week. Last year there wasn't one article in the paper and I was rather perturbed. It is very important that we all take some time to think about the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines that are overseas fighting to allow the Iraqi people to enjoy the freedoms that many of us take for granted. Let us not forget about those who gave their lives in wars past, and those who salute the flag every time it passes by. Veterans Day is not reserved solely for those who have fought in wars. It is also a day to recognize all servicemen and women regardless of where they serve. I thank you Collegian, keep up the good work.
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 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 whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.
–Father Dennis Edward O'Brian, U.S. Marine Corps
Air National Guard