In this gut-wrenching talk, Sergeant Andrew Chambers shares the haunting story of his time in Iraq and the tough transition home that landed him in jail. It’s a powerful testimony to the struggle our soldiers face when they come home, and the tragic ways that they can be denied the help they need.
For any veterans who need help, you can find a list of resources here. Among them, the Wounded Warrior Project does outstanding work with wounded vets.
For anyone looking to support a veteran, we encourage you to heed Chambers’s advice: "Find a veteran and listen to his story. A lot of us just need somebody to talk to."
Watch the full talk here.
This. This is what we should be focusing on this Veteran’s Day. We don’t need trite platitudes like “thank you for your service” and “freedom isn’t free”. We need to realize that men and women are being sacrificed daily to fuel the war machine of the evil empire. We need to realize that sending them to die does not make them or anyone else heroes, it makes us all delusional.
We need to realize that even when they return alive, their lives can never be the same. We need to realize that war destroys lives and relationships and tears societies and civilizations apart.
If you really appreciate and support veterans and what they have struggled with today, than do your best to spread a message of peace so that no more of them need to die for a tyrant and his piece of cloth.
Reblogging cause Paul’s on point right now.