Thursday, November 28, 2019
The Capitol View wishes everyone a very safe and happy Thanksgiving! As you gather with family and friends today to celebrate and give thanks, please remember to keep the men and women serving in our armed forces in your thoughts and prayers, particularly those who are unable to be home with their own families for the holidays.
Monday, November 11, 2019
The Massachusetts House Republican Caucus salutes the members of our armed forces, both past and present, for their service to our Commonwealth and our nation. In honor of Veterans Day, The Capitol View presents the following poem, which helps explain the important role veterans have played throughout our country’s history.
It is the Veteran
It is the Veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Veteran, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the Veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Veteran, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Veteran, who salutes the Flag,
It is the Veteran, who serves under the Flag,
To be buried by the flag,
So the protester can burn the flag.