A veteran is a man who fell in love with his country, for better, or worse - for richer, for poorer - in sickness and in health.

A veteran is a man who is willing to lay down his life for the Statue of Liberty so that her poor, her huddled masses, her homeless, her tempest tossed may breathe free and may enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

A veteran is as a man who does what he must - in spite of personal consequences - in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - for that is the basis of all human morality.

A veteran is a man who gets a lump in his throat when he sees our beloved flag and he'll fight to protect our beautiful bunting from those who would dare to dishonor it.

A veteran is a man who pays his taxes, willingly; serves his country, honorably; and cherishes his freedom, passionately.

A veteran is a man well-deserving of our appreciation, our love, and our prayers 365 days a year.

Written by a young teenage girl whose name I never found out
--- Sent in by Jason Sartori

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