..serve with honor and distinction ---Here," honor and distinction" respectively mean? Thank your for consideration for an English learner. ?
In times of war and peace alike, on land, at sea, in the skies, in cyberspace, and beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, the men and women of our Nation’s Armed Forces serve with honor and distinction and stand ready to selflessly defend our Nation. On Armed Forces Day, we pay tribute to these patriots, whose work enables our country to shine always as a beacon of freedom and hope for the world.
- W.T. DoorLv 75 months agoFavourite answer
It is possible to serve with honor but not do anything special. For example, people in the US military who complete their term of service satisfactorily get an "Honorable Discharge" even if they got no awards for excellent performance.