My family was here in 1689 , it wasnt even a country at that time , related to Ben Franklin by marriage ( his wife’s line ) direct descendant of Francis Marion ( the swamp fox ) , had 24 relatives in the Confederate army , some in both world wars , korea , none in vietnam . For those that want to go in the direction of blood spilled for the nation as a qualifier . Just Sayin
I’m sure many here have similar records . As long as you are a US citizen , thats enough for me , you count !