Hello there, my name is Kara. I just turned 17 on July 6, 2011.
Ever since I was about 5 years old all I wanted to be was a soldier. And yesterday July 18,2011.. I went with my mom and I enlisted in the United States Army.
I wasn't scared because I knew what I was doing. I was a little nervous at first but who wouldn't be in a moment like that?
But I wanted to say that the only reason I followed my dream of being a soldier was because I look at pictures of the men and women that are serving and it inspires me.
So I wanted to say thank you to all the men and women who are currently defending or who have defended our country. I can't wait to be one of you one day.
Kara, congratulations on your decision to join the ranks of men and women who have served our country.
We hope you find it as inspiring, fulfilling and rewarding as we did, and we wish you the very best.
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