We honor veterans for their commitment and service.

 A veteran:

“I was what others did not want to be. I went where others did not want to go and did what others failed to do. I asked nothing from those who gave nothing and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness should I fail. I have seen the face of terror. I have felt the sting of fear, and I have enjoyed the sweet taste of a moment's love. But, most of all, I have lived times best forgotten. At least I am able to say that I am proud of what I am — A veteran who served his country.”