Military service is among the most meaningful ways to protect American democracy. Generations of men and women form a core part of this nation’s identity: Sacrifice to uphold the freedom of others. We want to honor these sacrifices by asking veterans to share their stories. Submissions could be included in an online gallery on newsadvance.com that highlights living veterans who served from World War II onward. The News & Advance also will profile some of those veterans in a special section that will be included in the Nov. 10 edition. If you are a veteran or know a veteran who would like to participate, please fill out the fields below. All submissions will be included in an online photo gallery on Newsadvance.com. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 18.