‘I still remember the fear’ (Jessie Harris)

Veterans Day has deep meaning for members of the military and their families.

For Jessie Harris, a USPS custodian at the Westchester, NY, Processing and Distribution Center and an Army veteran, Nov. 11 is a day to reflect on one of the most harrowing experiences of his life: the four-and-a-half months he spent as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.

“Sometimes when I talk about it, it takes me right back there. I can feel every emotion,” he said.

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