Considering the degree of seriousness towards this issue, many other matters can be set aside. The sacrifices made during war are all worth giving gratitude, but it doesn’t end there. When soldiers return from the battlefield, what then? Is there a big celebration that includes sighs of relief from loved ones knowing that their soldier is finally safe? Do they, at that moment, quickly expect them to be who they were before they were deployed? That assumption is what is causing frustration, confusing, anger, and disbelief to so many other fellow soldiers all around the globe. When a soldier is i...
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...ngry, but on top of that, hearing the screams and cries of past memories taunting you in your sleep. There is nobody there to comfort them or tell them everything will be ok. If we, as citizens, saw the clarity of this- as if it were in a crystal ball, would compassion and motivation for change come flowing out of us? If this were our brother, whom we love and adore, would we just sit back and watch?
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