American living-room armchair Generals
Have never served a day
Nay! even a minute in service!
Either as volunteer
Officer or conscript
Is this why your undying conception of soldier and citizen is flipped?
Soldiers salute the flag!
As part of their duty to honor and protect their Motherland
Great American citizens
With hand over heart these good citizens commit to
Protesting democratically on economic
Social and political issues
Deemed necessary as emissaries to make a stand
The military was composed
To ensure the American Liberty Bell will always ring
It is my fervent distinction to have served in the United States Army
Defending the rights so hard fought for in American history past
Via such esteemed Americans as Frederick Douglass
Susan B. Anthony
And Dr. Martin Luther King.
– 101st Airborne Soldier