|"In Flanders Field"|
A person who has had long experience in a particular field, esp. military service: "a veteran of two world wars".
To all our veterans, I can only say with all sincerity and humility, thank you. May God bless you for your sacrifice and courage to fight for our freedom.
And to all our current servicemen and women, I pray God protects you during your time of service so that one day you can join the veterans of past generations and know that we love and honor you as well.