Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. A hero can be a relative, a friend, a teacher, a coach… but what if I said a hero, could be a stranger?
Yesterday we celebrated Veterans Day. It is the official holiday of the United States of America that honors those who have served our nation in the armed services. Veterans Day is not just a holiday, however. It is a symbol of everything that our great nation is built on, personified in the men and women who fight every day to preserve the USA and all we stand for.
Today, we respect our veterans and what they have done for us. Without them, we wouldn’t have people fighting for our independence. We probably wouldn’t even have independence. They fought for a country that they believed in on the basis of freedom, justice, and love of the American dream and lifestyle. They make a promise to the death to uphold the integrity of this country by defending our very lives with their own, so that we may have the liberties that America is founded on.
So no matter what race, gender, religion, or age you are, today we can all unite as one country, to give thanks to the heroes that have given their lives to protect us, and to thank those who are currently serving. We solute those who have and continue to serve, protect, and honor this great nation in which we live.
We live in the home of the free, because of the brave.
By Alex McCahill 15’