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2008 when the Super Bowl game,
our yearly tradition as Liberty's Game,
rewards its contestants with fortune and fame,
it's right to remember the joys of the game
are viewed through a window by liberty framed.
mainly a window performs by its panes
enabling our vision of sights through its frame,
a function more subtle occurs when its panes
send partial reflections like mirrors that frame
a view of ourselves as we look through its frame.
keen eyes perceive watching Liberty's Game
ourselves in reflection by liberty framed
and thus are reminded of who we should name
as MVP players in Liberty's Game:
Our Troops as protectors of Liberty's Frame.
Our troops far from home will watch "Liberty's Game" secure in the knowledge that their efforts and sacrifices will help insure the ultimate triumph of liberty over tyranny for all of us and our posterity. What makes their sacrifices so much more honorable is that they make them voluntarily rather than by compulsion. No doubt the actions of some NFL players (not in the Super Bowl) in traveling to Iraq to watch the game with the troops (the real "MVP's") is greatly appreciated by them.
When Tom Brokaw described the World War II generation as "the Greatest Generation," he didn't adequately appreciate the generation(s) of our military personnel serving voluntarily since elimination of the draft in the 1970's. Today's American military is the best, most professional, most disciplined in conforming to moral codes of conduct, and most humane of any military that ever existed in all of human history.
Despite the horrors of war to which they're exposed, the crime-rates among our military are lower than among our civilian population living in the cocoon of freedom being secured by them. Are they perfect? Of course not. Do they claim to be? Of course not. Do they adhere to their loyalty to our constitutional form of government despite the free-speech they're protecting being abused by so many to heap false and malicious calumny upon them? Yes they do. Do they deserve our unequivocal support and gratitude? Of course they do.
Does an overwhelming majority of Americans appreciate and support our troops? Of course they do. Do too many of those of us living in the cocoon of freedom they're protecting nevertheless too often become complacent and unappreciative? Yes. Do we need to do better. Yes. Will we? Yes. Will the value of their sacrifices be recognized for generations to come as the pivotal force of history securing the ultimate triumph of liberty over tyranny? Of that there can be no doubt.
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