Before I went to the Veteran’s Village, I decided to bring the salad and dressing for the veterans. When I arrived at the Veteran’s Dinner, I saw that my professor and her students were already there with the veterans. When I got out of the car, I walked over were the students were at and they helped me set up the salad that I brought for the veteran’s. The students that were there before I arrived had already set up their foods. The foods that were on the table to serve were spicy chicken, rice, string beans and for desert cookies and cupcakes. I decide that I would serve the salad that I brought, while the (other) students might have choose to serve something they did not bring. When the Professor told us that it was time to serve, the veterans began to get in a line to get their food. As the veterans were getting their food, they were being so nice and appreciative that we brought food for them. I began to say thank you back to the veteran as they were getting their food. Some of veterans began to sit at another table that was a cross from us and began to talk and laugh with the professor while they were eating. While the veterans that were at the table were eating, some more veterans came and got food from us and they began to say thank you as well. When it was time to clean up, we would leave the rest of the food that was left for the veterans that would choose to come out after we left.
This Veteran’s Village dinner helped me use my core values because I wanted to do something that could make a difference in someone’s life. I wanted to make a difference in someone life because feeding someone that is hungry and less fortunate made me use my values and exercises to help others. Also, going to this Village made me want to contribute more because it’s always good to give back. I always try to be kind and nice to people even if someone might not be kind or nice back.
People should find ways to give back because it’s important to show that you care about doing something out of the kindness of your heart. “When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people” by Jens Stoltenberg. I think everyone should be more considerate of others that are less fortunate than they are because it would make a very good difference in the world.