Honoring our military veterans is very important to me especially because my grandfather is a veteran. My grandfather was not in the Civil War, the Spanish American, or WWI but he was in the Vietnam War. My grandfather was about in his early twenties when first he joined the war. Even though my grandfather did not tell me his stories about the Vietnam War, I believe he did everything he can to protect and stay alive for his family and the countries he sided with. In this day I wanted to ask him how did you do it? I do not want to ask this question because I don’t want him to remember the difficult times he had to go through.
People who serve in any of the war are the bravest men and women. They sacrifice not to see any of their family members in a long time, and their life to protect children, men, and women who did not or can’t serve. In social studies class we are watching “The Lost Battalion.” This movie made me think more about how the soldiers risk their lives and following every all orders by there commanders and don’t hesitate to say “yes sir.” We should not celebrate Veterans Day for only once year but everyday. Without the soldiers now or the past, we will be defenseless against other countries. I watch wrestling and the athletes supports all the military persons. They put a free show to say thank you and appreciating what they had done by protecting our country and our allies. This essay contest made me think more about today and my life. What if soldiers in the past did not exist today known as veterans? This will greatly impact our lives today.