The truest Americans are the armed forces members who keep us free. Imagine traveling to faraway places, facing difficult conditions and hostile people who let it be known they are the enemy, and running for your life while enduring hardships. Your energy can last minute-to-minute or day-to-day.
The only things that keep you going are a love of family and country.
I can only imagine this because I am not a veteran. I think many people consider being in the military but may not be brave or proud about joining the armed services.