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a) The wisdom, experience, composure, and effective contributions that can only be provided by veterans with previous experience.

b) An "amalgamation of Americanism and patriotism" reflecting the spirit and experiences of American military veterans.

Earliest reference to veteranism credited to Lt. Col. Doug Jacobs, Kansas National Guard. (Source: JR Mendoza, Capitol Journal, 2000)
"Right now, they're showing their veteranism by playing out there on the court." (Flip Murray of the Seattle Supersonics in 2006 speaking about the then-NBA best Detroit Pistons)
by Michael Mullins April 10, 2008
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