Like so many veterans, Reinaldo “Ray” Guasp Jr. started serving his country at age 18 and remains committed to a life of service to this day.
The dedication and commitment to serving others Guasp developed in the United States Marine Corps has transcended his time in the military. For this, he — along with thousands of other veterans — is being honored as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) #StillServing campaign.
#StillServing aims to recognize and honor the enduring service and lifelong commitment America’s veterans continue to uphold once they hang up the boots. Data indicates military veterans give back to their communities and do so more than the rest of the population — donating 25% more of their time that non-veterans.
Guasp’s work epitomizes the core of this grassroots campaign. When Hurricane Maria desecrated the infrastructure of his native home of Puerto Rico in 2019, Guasp’s team of former military and first responders completed nearly a dozen missions to bring life-giving water purification systems to devastated communities in need.
His commitment to service doesn’t end there — Guasp is a Volunteer Fireman, firearm instructor, community activist and member of the VFW, a nonprofit organization whose 122-year legacy is one of service to veterans, service members, their families and our communities.
“We give and are proud to do so. We love our country and our neighbors and are honored to continue serving in meaningful ways,” said Kevin Jones, VFW Adjutant General.
What is YOUR story?
Are you #StillServing, whether in the military or in your community? The VFW is collecting stories at todaysvfw.org and inviting veterans to submit the details.
“Let’s show America that our service never stops,” Jones concluded.
Made possible with the VFW.