Without their pledges to protect and defend us and our national ideaology, American history would have taken a much different course.
These men and women deserve to be recognized for their sacrifices and struggles, their triumphs and contributions.
We don't want them to be forgotten, so we're turning to you.
Tell us about a veteran. They could be family members who you think should be thanked for their service in battle, or friends you know who lived up to the lofty title once leaving the service.
Living or dead, serving in wartime or peace, they all make up a part of our history and made impacts on our lives.
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