My contribution to Veteran’s Village was to bring two boxes of pizza, when I got there I helped set up the food and everything else for the veterans. When they arrived, I greeted and served them and afterwards I helped clean up.
I helped to make sure every veteran left with a plate of food and made sure there were no left overs. My social skills came into play while helping to serve the veterans, I wanted them to feel appreciated and valued.
They have sacrificed so much to make sure my family and I are safe here in America, so I felt as though it was my duty to help serve them. It was the least I could do after all they have done, with me growing up as a military brat since I was 12 I have a special connection with soldiers. I also was in the United States Armed Forces for 2 years which is not much compared to those veterans, but I do understand how it feels when your sacrifices are undervalued or unappreciated by civilians. Being a soldier was one of the hardest experiences in my life and the aftermath mentally and physically takes a toll on you. I was fortunate enough to get GI Bill and Veterans Assistance such as healthcare coverage, dental and disability but these guys were not given that luxury or are having a hard time getting it.
I feel as though if anyone has the opportunity to help a veteran whether they served one year or twenty they should help. I love helping people who are struggling more than myself because it keeps me humble and it remind me that there is always someone out there who has it harder than you.