I AM A VETERAN
I am the man that stood on Concord Green when the British officer said â€˜â€™Disperse you rebelsâ€™â€™â€¦.. I am the man with the 69 caliber, smooth bore musket, with three shots of powder and ball in my duffel. I am the one that raised my musket and whispered â€˜â€™Like ****â€™â€™ and fired the shot heard round the world. I was killed in the return volley from the British â€¦.. I was the first casualtyâ€¦â€¦â€¦ I am a veteranâ€¦.
I stood on Bunker Hill with two shots of powder and only stones to go down the barrel of my musket and I heard the order â€˜â€™Donâ€™t fire till you see the whites of their eyesâ€™â€™. I was killed in the first return volley from the Britishâ€¦.. I am a veteranâ€¦.
I froze at Valley Forge and I died from measles, mumps, dysentery, frostbite and fever. I was paid with paper money with no value and I stayed because I felt I was fighting for something bigger than me. I am a veteran.
I was a sailor on the Bon Home Richard when John Paul Jones told the British â€˜â€™I have not yet begun to fightâ€™â€™â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ I was killed by shrapnel from a cannon ballâ€¦â€¦â€¦ I am a veteran.
I was aboard the Constitution as a Marine in the â€œtopsâ€ when they shouted that â€œHer sides are made of ironâ€â€¦â€¦â€¦. I fell to my death on the deck belowâ€¦. I am a veteran
I was at Yorktown when the British surrendered. I was a soldier in the Continental army and I saw it happenâ€¦â€¦.. I am a veteran
In 1812 I was in Fort McHenry when the British thought they could blast it into submission â€¦â€¦. When the colors were shot down, I climbed the flag mast and re tied old glory in her rightful place so she might be seen by our enemy. I was killed by an exploding shell â€¦â€¦â€¦ I am a veteran
I was a sailor aboard the USS Maine in Havana harbor when she was blown to bits by a sea mine. I was killed while shaving â€¦â€¦.. I am a veteran
In World War One I went over with â€˜â€™Black Jack Pershingâ€™â€™ to France . I was a soldier that slept in the mud and suffered trench foot. I â€˜â€™Went over the topâ€™â€™ to capture a German ant hill. I and hundreds more died because we were told to die. I am a veteran
I am an unknown soldier buried in Flanders Field. I am known only to God. I am a veteran.
I was a pilot in a â€œrag and stringâ€ biplane and was killed over France by a man in a red tri -planeâ€¦. I was burned beyond recognitionâ€¦ I am a veteran
In World War Two I was a sailor aboard the USS Arizona. I was asleep when the assault came and I never knew what hit meâ€¦. My bones lie in that great tomb in Pearl Harbor. I am a veteran.
In that same war I stood in line to volunteer for the military along with thousand and thousands of young men willing and eager to serve their country for twenty two dollars a month. I am a veteran
I was a Navy pilot flying inferior equipment, fighting against one of the most seasoned, best equipped, best trained air forces in the world. I was killed over the Pacific Ocean and my body never recovered. I am a veteran
I was a waste gunner on a B 17 flying daylight missions over Germany. I fired a 50 caliber machine gun against another of the best equipped, best trained, best fighting machines in the world at that time. My life expectancy was four missionsâ€¦ I died instantly when an 88 mm anti aircraft shell went into the open bomb bay doorsâ€¦ I am a veteran
I am a soldier and I stormed Omaha Beach from a landing craft. I saw my brothers blown to pieces and I forged ahead. I would not quit and I would not stop. I was killed by machine gun fire before I got to the edge of the waterâ€¦â€¦â€¦. I am a veteran
I am buried under a cross marked â€˜â€™Known only to Godâ€™â€™â€¦â€¦â€¦.. I am a veteran
I am a sailor aboard one of the many Submarines that went out on patrol and never returned. My bones lie on the bottom of the ocean in a place also known only to God. I am a veteran.
I am a Marine. I fought one of the toughest, most determined armies in the world. I fought an army that thought it was shameful to surrender and glorious to die for ones emperor and country. I died thousands of times â€¦â€¦â€¦ I am a veteran
I am the Sullivan Brothersâ€¦. I am a veteran
I am that sailor that was assigned to the Marines when we raised the flag on Iwo Jima. â€¦.. I am a veteran
I am Ira Hayes, US Marine Corps. I am a veteran
I am Audie Murphy, US Army. I am a veteran
I am a Tuskegee Airman with the 332nd fighter squadron.
I am a Native American â€œcode talkerâ€. I am a veteran.
I was in the Bataan death march and watched as my friends were beheaded because they did not bow low enough. I am a veteran ..
I am a soldier fighting in Europe against one of the finest, best trained, best equipped armies in the world at the time â€¦.I am buried in France â€¦..I am a veteran
I am a sailor aboard the USS Missouri and I watched our enemy strike his colors and sign the surrenderâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ I am a veteran
I fought on the ground in Korea with frozen feet and in the air with world war two airplanes while my enemy flew MIG 15 jets and cut us to piecesâ€¦â€¦ I am a veteran
I am a doctor in a M.A.S.H. unit twenty miles behind the front lines. I put soldiers back together. I work an eighteen-hour shiftâ€¦â€¦. I am a veteran
I am a soldier in a rice paddy slogging along with 60 pounds on my back. No one seems to know exactly why we are here or what we are supposed to accomplishâ€¦â€¦â€¦.. My name is on a black slab of marble on the Washington Mallâ€¦â€¦ I am a veteran
I am a nurse providing care for the young men brought in by Medivac. I was killed by a Sappers grenadeâ€¦.. I am a veteran
I am one of the thousands buried at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia . I am black, white, Hispanic, and Native American. I am from all nations and all colors. I am Christian, Jewish, Catholic and all beliefs and sometimes agnostic. I am the man in the tomb of the â€œUNKNOWN SOLDIERâ€ ..I am a veteran.
I died aboard the USS COLE and in the Marine barracks in Beirut . I was killed in Granada and again in Panama â€¦.. In Desert Storm I was killed by friendly fire and in Afghanistan I died trying to rescue a fellow soldier that was bleeding to deathâ€¦I am a veteran â€¦
I have tasted the copper taste of fear and did my duty and I have held a friend in my arms and watched him die....... I am a veteran
As a veteran I ask for nothing from you. I did what I have done for my Country and my fellow fighting personnel. I did it because it had to be done and because if I had not done it we would not have this great country and the freedoms we so take for granted today.
I am a veteran
I did this so you could have freedom of speech and religion. I did this so you would have the right to burn my flag without fear of persecution. All these things I have done for you so that you might be free and enjoy the freedom of this great country..
I am a veteran â€¦â€¦.. GOD BLESS AMERICA
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