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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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Patriotic principles and genuine activities relating to an individual's personal feelings about being a Veteran of the United States military.
"His Veteranism made him challenge the land-use policy that excluded homeless Veterans from the VA Home"
"Her Veteranism motivated the creation of the 'She-does' campaign to provide shelter for homeless female Veterans"
"His Veteranism helped him coin the phrase 'the word satisfied must not exist in the vernacular of Veteran advocates'"
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