A veteran (from Latin vetus, meaning "old") is a person who has had long service or experience in a particular occupation or field; " A veteran of ..." .
This page refers to military veterans, i.e., a person who has served or is serving in the armed forces. Those veterans that have had direct exposure to acts of military conflict may also be referred to as war veterans (although not all military conflicts, or areas in which armed combat takes place, are necessarily referred to as "wars").
Other articles related to "veteran, veterans":
... Lee, TEN-10 (1978–1987) and (1991–1994) - 12 Years Veteran= Critical in the development of their particular news service or long standing role as news presenter at a particular or numerous stations ...
... viewed as outside the scope of "WWI", but are considered World War I-era veterans by the press or by their respective governments, or served in a related conflict. 13 ... May 2009 (108) Last Brazilian World War I-Era veteran, served in the Brazilian Army, joining in late 1918 but did not see action. 1897 02009-01-011 January 2009 (111) Last Red Guard veteran from the Finnish Civil War ...
... Veteran is an outer suburb of Gympie, Queensland, Australia 8 kilometres (5 mi) north-east of Gympie's central business district ... At the 2006 census, Veteran had a population of 718 ...
... West returned to cycling in the veteran class, and remarked on the fact that he was remembered by older neighbours in Stoke-on-Trent but not by others ... became national champion of the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists and rode for GS Strada-Afford Rent-a-Car-Pinarello team which is sponsored by Phil Griffiths ...
... The following is a list of known veterans of the First World War (28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918) who died in 2009 (5 veterans), 2010 (1 veteran), 2011 (2 veterans) and 2012 (1 veteran) ... WRAF member Florence Green, who died on 4 February 2012, was the last surviving veteran of any nation ...
Famous quotes containing the word veteran:
“At Hayes General Store, west of the cemetery, hangs an old army rifle, used by a discouraged Civil War veteran to end his earthly troubles. The grocer took the rifle as payment on account.”
—Administration for the State of Con, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)
“Superfluous lags the veteran on the stage,
Till pitying Nature signs the last release,
And bids afflicted worth retire to peace.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)
“A veteran journalist ... has never had time to think twice before he writes.”
—George Bernard Shaw (18561950)