What It Means to Be a Veteran

Several years ago, when my son was in grade school, I was honored to represent the Marine Corps at a Veterans Day celebration. The school asked the children to invite relatives who were veterans to join in the celebration. A member from each branch was asked to respond to the question “What does it mean to be a veteran?” Here was my response:

Many brave Americans that came before me did their part to secure and protect the freedom we hold dear. To me, being a veteran means that, in some small way, I have done my part to ensure those liberties for the next generation. It is with pride that I now watch as other young Americans step forward to serve my beloved country.


1 thought on “What It Means to Be a Veteran”

  1. Donnie,
    Thank you for your service. My husband served 33 years in the Navy. It is people like you, him,and the brave youth of today that keep our Republic free.
    Bless you and your family,
    Debbie (Wendt) Stubbs

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