In Spring 2019, we welcomed a host of beautiful, finer women into the Sigma Omega Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. One of these awesome women is Navy Veteran Soror Veronica Love. Women Veterans Rock, and we are honored to show our appreciation for Soror Love during Military Appreciation Week 2019.
Soror Love served in the United States Navy from 1989-1993.
“I joined the military in 1989 to do something meaningful and productive with my life”, she said. “At that time, College was not what I wanted to do.”
Upon entry, she was trained to be an electrician. At her duty station, she was placed in Ships Company where she was responsible for battery and lighting.
Soror Love says she was one of the few ships electricians who worked on everything electrical.
“I worked on and wired power panels, generators, transformers, elevators, lights, and various ship equipment and small boats”, she said.
Her job was to also provide power to submarines that was assigned to her ship.
“When my ship was out to sea, my job then was to stand watch in the engine room and provide power to the ships turbine generators,” she added.
Soror Love says she enjoyed her time serving.
“The thing I enjoyed the most from my time serving is the life long bonds that I established,” she said. “And to know my small part made a difference.”
Her service came with much sacrifice. She missed her family, and for her, this was the least enjoyable part of military service.
The armed forces comes with many sacrifices, but it plays a vital role in regular civilian lives. The sacrifices that are made is what gives us the comforts and freedoms that are often taken for granted.
Soror Love says once she got out of the military, she had discipline that she didn’t have when she graduated high school. She went on to obtain four degrees with nothing less that a 3.68 GPA.
“The military is a great way to get an education, travel the world, and get exceptional job training,” said Soror Love.
“I have to honestly say that I grew up and saw myself in a different light,” she continued. “I was proud to be an American Sailor.”
Soror Love is a disabled veteran. She says she has hardships she fights daily to overcome.
Soror Veronica Love, we salute you. Thank you for your service to our country, to your community, and to our chapter and sorority.