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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

We had the piece below sent by a Reader, please pass it on. It was sent to her from a friend who has served in the Armed Forces himself.

The Right to Speak Out

Cry God for Harry, England and St George!

One of my sons serves in the military. He is still in the UK, here in Plymouth.

He called me yesterday to let me know how warm and welcoming people were to him, and his troops, everywhere he goes, telling me how people shake their hands, and thank them for being willing to serve, and fight, for not only our own freedoms but so that others may have them also.

But he also told me about an incident in the grocery store he stopped at yesterday, on his way home from the base. He said that ahead of several people in front of him stood a woman dressed in a burkha.

He said when she got to the cashier she loudly remarked about the British flag lapel pin the cashier wore on her smock. The cashier reached up and touched the pin, and said proudly,” Yes, I always wear it and probably always will.”

The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier when she was going to stop killing her countrymen, explaining that she was Iraqi.

A gentleman standing behind my son stepped forward, putting his arm around my son’s shoulders, and nodding towards my son, said in a calm and gentle voice to the Iraqi woman: “Lady, hundreds of men and women like this young man have fought and died so that you could stand here, in my country and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing your countrymen. It is my belief that had you been this outspoken in your own country, we wouldn’t need to be there today. But, hey, if you have now learned how to speak out so loudly and clearly, I’ll gladly buy you a ticket and pay your way back to Iraq so you can straighten out the mess in your country that you are obviously here in my country to avoid.”

Everyone within hearing distance cheered!

IF YOU AGREE – Pass this on to all your proud British friends.

I just did.

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