Brothers in Arms

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When most people hear the word “brother”, they automatically think of a sibling. Webster’s Dictionary defines it as a male who has the same parents as another or one parent in common with another. I define it as fellow soldiers that have served in the armed forces of the past and present times. There is no greater feeling (in my eyes) than to say you’re part of a brotherhood that helped build a nation. I think this feeling of being a brother extends to local area law enforcement and fire rescue personnel as well. Anyone who has sacrificed their life and have committed themselves to our nation for the “greater good” so to speak, are all brothers of the parent we call The United States of America. So to further define the term according to me, a brother is any person who is amongst a culture which is completely established.

You can take the term and define it in many more ways. You can say a brother of a congregation or a brother of an extremist group or even just the human race. Since the beginning of time, I’m sure fellow people have thought of each other as being related in some way and called each other their brother. Being a brother is more than just a biological male sibling or half sibling. I myself am a blood brother to 2 sisters. I will do everything in my power to help my family if they are in need, but I do not share the same ideals as them. We have similar family values, but I carry on different life values. When you become part of a group such as being an American soldier, it brings a sense of pride when you go back to research the history of the brotherhood. I don’t think too much has changed on views of your fellow service members. The camaraderie between us is unlike any blood relationship you can have with a sibling. It’s almost intimate, like a deep feeling or connection with a person brought into the ranks with the same beliefs and values. We are all trained the same and taught the same core values and history of the military...
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