Veteran's Village was a very please ant experience once again, back home where I'm from I do something similar. But instead I feed the homeless people in my community, Fort Lauderdale. It warms my heart too see people eat, especially when they weren't sure where their next meal was coming from. No matter what happens I believe no living person should have to wonder where their next meal is coming from. Veterans village was very meaningful to me because I feel that Vets are very generous men and women that went in to service voluntary and some involuntary, to protect our country. But when come home seem to not be treated as a hero or someone that once protected out country. With so much bravery among u it is very meaningful to me to be a part of something worth giving back. I am displeased how they are overlooked after service, in my own family I have several friends and family members that have been a part of the marines, army, navy and even the air force. It was very important to me that I took the opportunity to serve the vets again. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but will never forget what you said” (Maya Angelou). Exactly how I feel about this dinner as well as after. Such gentleman and wonderful ladies with such kind personas.
At the dinner I oversaw providing the vegetables, I was originally going to bring some corn when I was informed that the men would like carrots more. So, I went to the store and got them carrots instead without even questioning it, I made the carrots with a little bit of cinnamon just as Soltani instructed me to do so. Anyways when I got to the village there was a man sitting on their patio with a great sense of humor, he told me about how the garbage had a lot of bees and too move it elsewhere to avoid being stung so I did. I went inside the dining hall along with my friend Lerry and there was nobody there, so I was a little concerned that maybe it was cancelled, and I didn’t know. So after about ten minutes I see Dr. Soldani and I immediately help her with her dishes. She tells us how we oversee the dinner and to start talking among ourselves and introduce ourselves. So, I begin talking to everyone and asking what it is we are working with and what we need to get situated. We all started to develop a system and it started to run smoothly. I was in Charge of making to go plates for the vets and they were all very kind. My favorite part is when one of the men took it upon themselves to bless the food as well as us. I thought it was very sweet of him to do and as well as polite.
The way I feel that my core values and skills were put into dinner was always showing the upmost respect to people. Regardless of who they are or whatever I will always show respect. It helped to see how this worlds needs more good people like Ms.Soldani because the issue seems so minor but it is really sad to hear some of those men and women's story. Another way it helped me use my core values is by me being a person who always gives back? I've always been taught to help those who need it, and since I was in middle school, I have always done outreach work