Throughout the past year, the #StillServing Campaign has become a movement to share the many ways veterans continue to serve after active duty. More than 1.3 million people have engaged with #StillServing, and the campaign continues to be an important way to honor veterans making a positive difference in their communities.
The VFW is proud to highlight how veterans exemplify the best of America, and we’re grateful for everyone who is #StillServing. Your stories matter. In a variety of ways, these stories illustrate the resilience, strength and dedication of our country’s military veterans. Your actions have been especially meaningful to people through the challenges of the last year.
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Cliff Leonard recently captured the attention of a Florida news outlet for his moving artistic tributes to fallen service members. Leonard creates bronze busts as gifts to comfort grieving military families. Each bust takes about two months to make, and he’s completed 50 in the past 13 years. Leonard feels his labor of love is a lasting way to remember those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice.
A Los Angeles news broadcast featured U.S. Air Force veteran Susan Smith during Black History Month. Smith has spent her life serving her country and improving communities in the U.S. and globally. Most recently, she’s been distributing bags to the homeless to give them basic necessities. While aspects of her story are unique, she believes anyone can volunteer and do something special.
More #StillServing stories can be found on the blog. Thank you to each veteran helping make their communities a better place.
If you’re a veteran who is #StillServing and you’ve not told us about how you continue to answer the call of duty, please do so today.