What the Soldiers Creed Means to Me

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There are many sections to the soldier's creed which all influence my life, both the way I live and the way I think. All soldiers whether old or new, should try their hardest to abide and live by the soldier’s creed. The soldier’s creed has taught me many things that make me who I am today.

"I am an American soldier," To me, that means I have the right to say this anywhere and everywhere I go. As an American I have Freedom of speech, religion, and pursuit of happiness. As a soldier I defend these rights. "I am a warrior and a member of a team," I will fight and give my life for my country, and as a member of a team I know I will never be alone. "I serve the people of the United States, and live the army values" When I recite this I stand proud that I am one of few that chose to serve and protect the United States of America. Now, as a soldier I not only follow the rules of the Bible, but I live the army values. Loyalty, I will and always will stand by my fellow comrades, always being loyal and trustworthy. Duty, I will perform my job to the best of my ability. Respect, something earned, not given. I respect everyone that serves this nation proudly with me. Selfless Service, I don't want to die, but I will if it keeps my family back home safe and continues the freedom they always known. Honor, every day when I put on this uniform I have great pride and honor in myself and others who also where the same uniform. Integrity, learned from our parents as kids, enforced as service members, always do what’s right no matter what. And last but not least, Personal Courage, if my country calls on me to do something, I have the courage to do whatever they ask.

The Warrior ethos is the best and most important part to me in the soldier’s creed. "I will always place the mission first, I will never accept defeat, I will never quit, and I will never leave a fallen comrade." No matter where I am the mission will always come first or I will die trying. I am...
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