In honor of Sergeant Jeremy Perala, Marine Corps - Served in the Iraq WarHometown: New York (Submitted November 2, 2010 by Jason Perala)
I'm writing in honor of my brother, who served in the Marine Corps, took his place in the line, and stood a watch over the freedoms we enjoy as American citizens. As many before him, he forsook options which risked less physically and emotionally, and offered more in comfort and compensation, to instead face the harsh and brutal realities of war. As others who have served in the military before him, he truly understands that 'freedom isn't free'.
I honor my brother and all veterans because on this election day I am free to vote my conscience without fear of retribution, and that on every day my children may lay their heads down to sleep in peace and security.
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