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Show Us Your Heroes for Veterans Day

Upload a photo or video of you or a loved-one to be featured on Veterans Day.

Did you or a loved one serve our country?

If so, there have got to be some good photos and videos to show it. So, dig through that old shoebox; find that file folder or scroll way down on your profile pictures — they’re bound to be somewhere.

Are you a tough sergeant major? Surely, someone in basic training took your picture looking stunning with standard-issue glasses.

Whether you were a Marine aboard Camp Pendleton or a soldier in Germany, Patch wants to see your photos and videos, as well as hear your story.  Is there a photo showing you serving the veteran community?  We want to see that too.

Simply upload your photos clicking the “Submit Your Photos” button above the main image and we will feature it on Veterans Day.  Make sure to add a caption telling us about veteran and tell us that service member's story. You can also embed a YouTube video by pasting a link.

Gab November 13, 2011 at 05:14 AM
I realized I'm a day late but this song sums it up for me for all our military personel Lyrics to : God Bless the USA by: Lee Greenwood If tomorrow all the things were gone, I’d worked for all my life. And I had to start again, with just my children and my wife. I’d thank my lucky stars, to be livin here today. ‘ Cause the flag still stands for freedom, and they can’t take that away. And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I wont forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today. ‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA. From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee. Across the plains of Texas, From sea to shining sea. From Detroit down to Houston, and New York to L.A. Well there's pride in every American heart, and its time we stand and say. That I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I wont forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today. ‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA. And I’m proud to be and American, where at least I know I’m free. And I wont forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today. ‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA.See More
S. Anderson November 13, 2011 at 06:42 AM
I'm A Vietnam vet and I'm not a hero and I resent being called a hero. A thank you would have been nice to hear but those of us who served back then had to wait over twenty years before we got our first thank you for our service. That happened during the first Persian Gulf war. We made sure that when our troops came home from the Gulf that they were welcomed home unlike us. It seems that those who never served or refused to serve look upon us as heroes. But we who have been there and done that know who the real heroes were. Back in 1968 I joined the Marine Corps. Back then we joined because of duty to country and it was also expected that we serve our country when called upon too. I don't know if it's that the Left in America still carry the guilt how they treated those who served back during the Vietnam war, basically stabbing us in the back while we were still on the battlefields of Vietnam or the guilt of not serving back then or today ? I'll honor the real heroes on Memorial day, otherwise to all my fellow veterans, thank you for your service. Ant to my fellow Vietnam Vets, WELCOME HOME.
Henk Friezer November 14, 2011 at 01:20 AM
Chris- As a vet I agree with you, all these people who think that just because` a relative (Like the Monrovia woman) served in the military overseas makes them a hero are wrong. It demeans the real HEROES who actually performed a heroic act by sacrificing themselves for their comrades. Just serving does not make you a hero, especially in today when we have an all volunteer well compensated military.
Bill C. November 14, 2011 at 03:27 AM
The dictionary defines a hero this way: A man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. A person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal Going into combat takes bravery, that's all there is to it. I served from 73-76 and was never in combat. I would have gone into combat if called upon to, but never was. Those who did are heroes to me.
Dan Crandell November 14, 2011 at 05:26 PM
Even the most hardened GI (Veterans) find it difficult to accept the term "HERO" when applied to them. I sat beside many hero's at the Library Park on 11-11-11. However while doing my time on active duty my hero's were the cooks who fed me, the mail room clerk who kept me in touch with the "real world", the personnel officer who cut the orders that sent me home, the pilot who gave me a ride stateside, the taxi driver who delivered me to mom and dad, my true hero's. Mom and Dad went "above and beyond. GOD Bless the UNITED STATES of AMERICA and all her people and her people's "HERO's"

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