There is something special about having been “brothers-in-arms” that those of us who've never served in the military cannot entirely understand. While we might not be able to understand it completely, we can recognize it when we see it, and we can certainly learn some valuable lessons.
We know that not all of the wounds that are suffered in combat zones are physical. Military personal can suffer terrible emotional trauma that leaves them sometimes only a shell of the person they were before they deployed. Our fathers who fought WWII called it “shell-shock.” Today it goes under names such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
The emotional baggage these men and women bring back with them often create serious problems for themselves and their families. While there is no substitute for professional help, just the presence of another vet who understands can be huge.
For one of the most remarkable examples of putting action to the the idea of “brothers-in-arms,” check out page two.
i tried reworking this a bit, but it needs a different approach. The strongest angle here is the brother in arms displayed by one vet to another, not ‘life isn’t all politics’. we are a political site, so it is probably the weakest angle.
can you go over page 1, and play up how the rest of americans can learn a thing or two from our vets? that would get much more traction. also, leave out the ‘warm your heart’ stuff, our crowd is a bit tougher than that. will kill reach.
finally, the PTSD angle can be added on the first page as well.
I understand. Let me know if the re-write does the job.
Oh, and Merry Christmas!
Merry belated Christmas and happy holidays back at ya craig.
To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions. – Deepak Chopra
That’s one fine judge.
This man does much more than his job.
This is a great Judge
one heck of a judge