National service comes in many shapes and sizes. Tens of thousands of men and women answer the call to join the Armed Forces each year, and quickly find themselves inundated with the unique demands and expectations of their respective military branches. Many others choose to serve via Peace Corps or AmeriCorps programs, which offer their own unique challenges, not dissimilar from the military. I have had the unique experience of serving in both and have come to believe in the value of both.
On Veterans Day, November 11, we honor the brave men and women who have selflessly served our
country and risked their lives to protect our freedoms. There are many ways to give back to the more
than 23 million vets who have sacrificed so much.
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