Invisible Veterans

So many stories, so little space. Early in my military life I learned not to ask too much if somebody “made it,” because too often, the answer hurt. But I wonder about so many I knew, some well, most not, some barely, but all adding to my memory-files as we trod the same paths—and many were just kids, even to me. I think most Americans visualize veterans as elderly, graying men squeezed into fading uniform jackets, solemnly saluting the colors on Veterans Day. Now we have a generation of combat vets both in and out of the mainstream who still look far too young to have done so much.

Let’s remember them on Veterans Day too, OK? Thanks. Connor OUT

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