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It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the 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.

- Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

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Today in Military History

August 25



1537:

The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, was formed.


1580:

Battle of Alcantara. Spain defeats Portugal.


1920:

Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, started on August 13, ends. The Red Army is defeated.


1942:

Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea


1944:

GOTHIC LINE, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 2 Sept 44)


1944:

The Allies liberate Paris




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