I dont think we should use the term veteran when referring to fencers over 40. That term is especially reserved for those that serve in the military. I served as peace corps instead. I quit military before entering training in 1972. I changed my mind. I wanted nurses training but realized it was a mistake. I would never refer to myself as military or veteran without having actually served. Do you think its appropriate to use the term veteran for a fencing category? Especially now that so many vets need real attention?