In today’s show, I would like to do my part in honoring all war veterans of our great country. Thank you for your sacrifice for you gave your all for the good of our nation. I perfectly understand how a veteran’s life is like. I have several thoughts and reflections going through my minds. I served in the military for almost 3 years and in those years I managed to earn a rank of a Sargent. I spent many days of my life carrying an oversized rucksack in the field as a light fighter. I’m grateful to God that during my years of service there were no military conflict.
What veterans’ experience, combat or none is a long period of extended absence from security, comfort, breaks and our families as well. For example, the marines spend seven months on deployment while army is about twice the marine, but the only difference is that they do not go as often. This means that a veteran spends better parts of their lives dealing with the same people day after day. No change, no break, you work with them, eat with them, and sleep with them. If you cannot stand them…poor you!
What most people don’t know is that the life altering decision to join the military comes with much that has never been heard by the general public. Much of the commitments are both physically, mentally, and emotionally life altering. Majority of veterans carry their memories deep in their minds, some share with friends and families but many do not share the memories and experiences with anyone. So, what does it mean to be a veteran?
Being a veteran means lying in your bedroom all night, and you are as afraid as an 12 years old, sleeping without the knowledge that you are shipping off to a new destination to start your career as a military.
A veteran life is all about having your heart beat beyond its maximum heart beat rate as the first drill instructor steps into the bus screaming at an octave that you have never heard before, telling you that you have 10 seconds to get out of the bus and line up.
It also means sitting in Korea during a ten days field exercise, and then waking up in a snowstorm, losing all your feel of movement sensation and abilities on your feet for up to 5 hours from having a marginal frostbite.
As a veteran, you usually have surgery on your right knee from a gold ball sized blood clot that you proudly got when practicing hand combat with a platoon.
Veterans usually have countless nights and years of adventure stories regarding their wild drinking and partying all over the pacific. This at time leads to borderline alcoholism as a young adult.
Being a veteran means feeling joy, pride, exhilaration, and gratification of getting back into the service and stationed in one of the best divisions.
It feels good once you decide to leave military, not because you hate the service, but because you need to rest. I searched for a resume writing service because I was not good in writing. Seeing a sample resumes help me in crafting a good CV to secure a well-paying job in another industry. Here is a resume example for truck driver. A veteran can even take a career in veterinarian and be an expert in pet keeping, gain enough experience and be able to offer pet food recommendation to the starters.
Seeing American flag on 4th of July and Memorial Day feels me with great joy. This makes me feel that even if my body was riddled with aches and pains, I would still do it over and over again. Why? Because as a veteran, one loves the country and we are always very proud of it. Our past, present, and future military members need to be honored for the sacrifice they make for our great nation.