A salute to our Veterans — Winnie Mejia

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Our November weekly salute to veterans continues today as we recognize with profound gratitude and respect the sacrifices they made in service to this country.

Winnie Mejia

U.S. Navy Nurse Corps

1988-1991

What my years of military service taught me:

Provided an opportunity to live and work in Washington, D.C., and then deployment during Desert Shield/Storm provided an opportunity to experience the Middle East. It made me appreciate and value how blessed we are to be Americans. (Plus, I met my husband there.)

My message:

We, as citizens, should always remember how many have given their lives to preserve freedom for us, and we should never take our liberty for granted!