Graduation Speech: To All Veterans

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To All Veterans;

To those that have served, from the birth of our great nation to our infinite future. To those that thought more of the lives of others more so than of their own lives. To the families that allow these one-in-a-hundred type men and women to serve and jeopardize their lives for the greater good of this distinguished nation. Today I’m thanking you and will forever be thanking you, for I’m proud to say I’m a free man, rather than under the control of tyranny and dictatorship.

You have impacted this great nation in a way that at times is incomprehensible when considering what separates us from other nations across the world. In a way that those other nations are changing their ways and are beginning to model themselves after the United States. What other nation has the word freedom acting as a synonym, when a foreigner talks about the United States? And to think that this wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for those that have served or are currently serving. Words simply can’t define the gratitude and appreciation I, along with millions of other Americans, have for you. The phrase thank you, to me, simply isn’t good enough for what I’m trying to portray to you.
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Conclusively, the word freedom to me isn’t only synonymous to the phrase, United States of America, but synonymous to those veterans giving me the right to live with it. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t even be able to write this letter, let alone live a free and safe life that I’m living now. With the utmost gratitude and respect, thank you for your

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