Veterans deserve a salute from everyone. They have worked hard to protect us over the years. Some are scarred by war and need appreciation to cheer them up. Many have lost a lot over the years. But without them, we would have lost a lot, too. Veterans are the people who have served in any part of the military. We need to appreciate and recognize them. Some have fought wars to protect their country. After doing so much, we need to make them feel better. The saluting soldier in my pin design symbolizes the fact that we care for and respect veterans. The Red, White, and Blue in my design represents the colors of the U.S. flag. The five stars represent the 50 on the U.S. flag. I wanted to make veterans feel respected and recognized by all of us. We salute veterans!