Wounded Inside

February 27th, 2012

2-27-12Putting one’s life on the line to protect the freedoms of our country is usually driven by pride and patriotism. Young men and women are doing just that in large numbers and deserve our heartfelt gratitude.
Often times the wounds of war are not visible but they are debilitating none the less. The cumulative events witnessed in war can have long term effects. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can be almost immediate at times and in other cases the suppressed memories surface years later. Both are equally devastating.
Many of these Veterans who are homeless are affected by PTSD and once they have started living on the streets, it’s a long road back to normalcy. Do your part to lend comfort, conversation and a hot meal when you have a chance to these once proud individuals. It’s the very least we can do to help those who have helped us and are now wounded inside.

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