Veterans Groups Adopt New “Veteran’s Creed”
Eleven veterans organizations have annouced the adopted a “Veteran’s Creed.”
The creed, which is similar to the Army’s Soldier’s Creed, was presented by the participating organizations at an event on Flag Day, June 14th. It is meant to inspire veterans to continue to serve and lead in their communities, as well as throughout the country and the world.
Each element of the Creed is rooted in shared military tenets, the missions of participating veterans and military service organizations, and in the altruistic ethos of veterans themselves. It reminds the civilian population that the principles and values veterans learned in the military – integrity, leadership, teamwork and selfless service add great value to the contributions those who serve make to society.
“I believe the Veteran’s Creed could remind veterans of what they miss about their service and encourage them to continue to make a difference in their communities and across our country,” said Retired Army Gen. George W. Case, Jr., the former Army chief of staff and commander of Multi-National Force Iraq. “We need their talents.”
The Creed states:
- I am an American veteran
- I proudly served my country
- I live the values I learned in the military
- I continue to serve my community, my country and my fellow veterans
- I maintain my physical and mental discipline
- I continue to lead and improve
- I make a difference
- I honor and remember my fallen comrades
The eleven veterans organizations that have come out in support of the Creed are as follows: AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, HillVets, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Reserve Officers Association, Student Veterans of America, Team Rubicon Global, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Wounded Warrior Project.