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Who is a veteran?


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BY GLENDON PYLE
SPECIAL TO THE DALHART TEXAN

Who is a veteran? Most of us know the answer, but perhaps some of these youngsters would like to know who is a veteran. A veteran is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check and made it payable to “the United States of America” for an amount up to and including their life.

It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the veteran, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to assemble.

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