Excerpt: The First Lecture: First Principles of Being American

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Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills

“Can you tell me how many nations…in the History of the World…have sent armies, and sacrificed their men’s lives, to rescue the people of other countries?”

16-17 year-old kids are a tough room in any generation. That’s because every generation is different, so you never know what you’re going to get when you meet them as a group. They are often very smart but also skeptical about older people who try to tell things they don’t know, unless presented to them under special circumstances.

A classroom is one of those circumstances, So one you have them there, you have to reach up and grab them.

The good news is that Veterans, unlike almost anyone else in America, have  street cred no other group of Americans have.

This “First Lecture” is designed to demonstrate how you can do this simply by 1) being a Veteran and having seen and…

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