Denise Vetre - Define American
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Denise Vetre

West Chester, PA

I was born an American of Polish immigrants. My father suffered poverty, slavery at the hands of Nazi, Germany, and chose to come to America for a better life.

Being an American is an acheivable goal to choose a life of freedom, to work hard to keep those freedoms alive for self, family and others. My dad had always been grateful to be a polish American. He always gave back. He served in the Army during the Korean War then worked as a construction laborer until he created his own business and built hand-crafted houses in the state of New Jersey. And despite the pain of his past, he never, ever was predudiced against any nationality.

All were his brothers and sisters in America. And because of his gift of faith, hope and love, I maintain that ALL people here no matter how they got here and what brought them here, deserve a chance to make this great country even better. I believe that America, the beautiful is a welcoming country and all who come here can contribute to making this land a better place to live in peace and harmony.

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