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On Veterans Day, AirTalk Listeners Share Their Proud And Painful Memories From Military Service




U.S. military veterans set up American flags on the National Mall.
U.S. military veterans set up American flags on the National Mall.
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November 11th is a day to remember and thank military members both past and present for their sacrifice and service.

But today, it seems, when we read stories about veterans, often times those stories are focused on things like PTSD, high suicide rates, homelessness or inability to find work or get benefits. But the reality is that not every soldier, marine, sailor or airman or woman exits the service with only terrible stories to tell. As most who have served, or who know someone who has served know, the armed forces are a place where lifelong friendships are forged, where leaders are molded and created and where many young people find direction in life where they thought there was none. 

Today on AirTalk, we’d like to hear about your best and worst memory from your military service. Share your story by joining our live conversation at 866-893-5722.