A letter from an 11 years old boy to the Veterans

I have an 11-year-old son, his name is Jeremyh, he’s in 6th grade. He entered the ” Veterans’ Essay Contest” from his school, where each student is to write a letter to the Veterans.

After I read the letter, I felt so touched and decided to share the letter with the world

How do we say thank you to our veterans?”

I would like to say thank you for serving our country.

  I’m sorry if you were in the military, the navy, the marine etc. I say thank you, what you went through from getting hurt, little to a lot, and almost dying for what you do and to add to that, all the fear, the traumatizing experience whether you were in world war I, II or at the bombing of pearl harbor, or at the Nazi attack. Again I would like to say thank you to the veterans at 9/11. We honor you. All the debris from wars I’ve heard are bad for your lungs so there have been problems, and cancer but you keep your heads high, you are survivors. But I have a question for all the veterans out there: when you were going to war or responding to emergencies what was going through your mind as you head to what could have been your death? How did you feel? Were you scared? Or were you ready and brave to take on what was coming your way?

 I honestly couldn’t imagine what you people saw. So, whether you are young or old, I thank you for your service”.


P.S: The letter has not been edited

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