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09/08/2019

How to honor veterans?

QUESTION
How to honor veterans?
My English teacher asked me to write a short essay in ” My role in honoring America’s veterans”
however when i sat down to write.. i could think of nothing..

Although i give my RESPECT for them.. i do nothing physically.. as in like asking for donations etc..
Then the idea came to me that.. my essay could be that about ” after being asked the question (myrole etc).. i realized i wasn’t doing enough and now i am going to be doing _____ ”

what are some ways that i could honor our veterans?

ANSWER
I’m a veteran, and I really don’t think you need to demonstrate any kind of honor in the terms of physical or financial action directly. The topic of veterans could give you some cause for deep introspection.

Consider that over the years millions of men and women have stood up and said I love this country so much I’m willing to give everything I have just to ensure it’s survival. With that said all I really want other Americans to do is to make the best of everything they have and put forth the effort to ensure this country remains the light of the world which is has been for the past 200 plus years. Which sadly seems to lacking greatly these days.

The military has allowed me the opportunity to live in and experience the cultures of many different countries. From these experiences I have concluded that the US is the best place live without reservation.

To truly honor our veterans all I would ask anyone to do is make the best of the opportunity the sacrifices of our fighting men and women have provided. Love your country with passion, and do what you can to make it a better place.

If I may suggest an alternative to you assigned topic for your essay. You may want to write your essay admitting that you really didn’t do anything to honor our veterans, and then outline your research into the subject. From that you then could reference what other people do, and how some veterans like myself feel about the subject. You should get an A, feel free to quote me if you like.