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Tremont's Caleb Brown - Veteran's Day Essay Contest Winner

posted Nov 13, 2015, 9:02 AM by Tremont WebMaster   [ updated Nov 13, 2015, 9:13 AM ]
Tremont Caleb Brown, was one of two essay's chosen to be read at our 2015 Veteran's Day program.
Below is his essay titled, "Patriotism".

Patriotism.  Patriotism is a word that has one meaning but can be used in many ways.  In America, many think that patriotism is wearing a red, white, and blue shirt.  Many think it is showing that you stand up for what you believe in.  To me, patriotism i showing that you stand behind, support, and trust the men and women that has, are, and will defend our country.  America is the greatest country in the world, and many forget the people who made it so great.

Men and women put their lives on the line for us.  They fought to protect people they didn't even know.  They left  their families, their wives, and their children to protect us.  People, today, do not realize the sacrifices these brave people make.  They put their mental and physical health on the line for us.  They leave not knowing if they will ever get to see the faces of their loved ones ever again.

We wouldn't be able to have many things in America if it weren't for our veterans.  We wouldn't be able to have our annual Veterans Day program without our veterans.  We owe many "thanks" and much praise to the people that serve our country.  They have seen some unimaginable things.  They've endured many things, but they still pushed on fighting for us and the freedom we have.

Now days, veterans get looked over.  Young kids think they didn't do anything, when really they have done everything.  No matter if they were a nurse, gunner, general, or any other position, they put up their lives.  I am very thankful for the men and women who have and will serve our country.

I appreciate these brave people that fought for us and our country.  You should to!  I am proud to say that I live in America.  I am glad to know that I can go to sleep at night knowing that I am safe.  That's what Patriotism is to me.