A veteran taught me ...
CNN iReport asked readers to pay tribute to the veterans in their lives by sharing the biggest lessons they've learned from their loved ones in the armed forces.
We heard from wives, girlfriends, husbands, children, grandchildren and friends of some of the 21.5 million veterans alive in the U.S. today -- and some who are no longer with us.
Visit CNNiReport.com to see all the submissions and share your own.
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