can’t. We serve to make a difference. To serve my country. The Coast Guard provided me with
the opportunity not to be a product of my environment but to be the best product in
my environment. I serve for my family and for my nation. I serve because I want to help
people. To save lives, help people and serve my country. To set myself up for a better
future. So I can make a difference in someone else’s life. I wanted something I could be
in there and make a difference. I serve so others may live. I wanted to be a firefighter
and serve my country at the same time. To protect my country. For my shipmates. For hands on training and job security.