Veterans Day offers all people a chance for reflection and appreciation of the dedication to freedom and those who have and do defend it. All Americans, young and old, have a duty to remember. Some of our patriotic citizens include youth.

My granddaughter, Ashlyn Foy, 11, shares her essay, “My Pledge to Our Veterans.” I am proud of Ashlyn as a member of her family and as an American. “My Pledge to Our Veterans” is shared unabridged.

Kathy Diekman is Chahinkapa Zoo Director.