Definition Of A Veteran...
A veteran is someone who, at one point in one's life, wrote a blank check made payable to:
"The United States of America" For an amount of "Up to and including my life."
That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.
— Author Unknown
He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."
It became very quiet in the room.
Finally, a couple of videos that perhaps say more than I know how to.A Tribute — Please Don't Forget Them
If you appreciate our men and women in the service, but either don't know how, or feel awkward about expressing your feelings of appreciation for what they do, this is for you. It's called The Gratitude Campaign — and believe it or not, it started in Seattle.