Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Walter Reed

Girls Nation has embedded, without doubt, an everlasting visage on my heart, for no experience can even compare. Today was exceptionally special, for I visited the honorable veterans at Walter Reed. Through solemn and playful discourse, I learned the sacrifices made, the family given up, the hard conditioning practiced, all for the service of our country. I truly admire their ability to dismiss their injuries with puns and laughter (one had a shirt that said “25% off” after losing a leg). Their determination motivates me to become stronger than the girl I currently am: to do more for the love of my country.

Siyu Liu, Ohio

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