Dr. Millard Dunn
January 31, 2014
This essay is about military Veteran’s. The life altering decision to join the military as a young adult comes with much that is never seen nor heard by the general public. Much of the commitment is both physically and mentally life altering. For many American Veterans’, they carry their memories inside within their head and some may on occasion share them with their friends, family, or in a conversation. Many do not! A Veteran sets an honorable example for me to follow. And finally, Veterans inspire me to live a life dedicated to the things I believe to be right.
Being a Veteran means extreme sacrifice by yourself and your family. It also means all the important sacrifices that your wife and kids have endured along the way sharing in your pain and anguish. It means that families sacrifice as much if not more along this journey and many times are avoided in the communities for which we live and work. It means families never get the recognition for their support and many times don’t receive the same assistance that the Veteran receives. It means you take it seriously when you fly your American flag outside of your house everyday especially on the 4th of July and Memorial Day. Why, because you deeply love this country of ours and you’re damn proud of it. Our past, present, and future military members and all of the sacrifices that have been made by them and their families for us to live in this great country and share the freedoms for which we’re privileged enough to have and for which Veteran’s make these ultimate sacrifices.
I have respect for the Veterans before me. They had a positive effect on me before I enlisted. Without their sacrifice, the world I know may have been drastically changed. Veterans are prepared to die for their cause. Many witnessed terrible things and endured incredibly strenuous situations. All Veterans and especially...