It was a veteran who gave up his freedom
Veterans can be found in every walk of life. Some bear visible scars of their service, some are still recuperating. Some never made it home from their tour of duty. Some came home mortally wounded and none the wiser, only to expire in a few short years.
It is a Veteran who is an uncle or a sister or neighbor or co-worker. It is a veteran who is a farmer or mechanic or bridge builder or business owner. It is a veteran who is disabled or homeless or a prisoner or a congressman.
It is a veteran who stands watch over you.