What to say to a Veteran who is struggling.

Don’t deny their feelings, instead, help the Veteran feel and express his/her feelings. The best way to support someone in emotional pain is to validate their suffering. You might say:    “You’ve been struggling a lot lately.” “You’ve had a hard go of it.”  “It takes a lot to go through what you’ve been through.”   “You’ve…

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This month, don’t forget to honor their service and sacrifice.

I like history but I often forget about historically significant dates. How about you?  I could also do better honoring the meaning of these dates.  For obvious reasons, that doesn’t happen on Veterans Day or 9/11, but over the years, I usually don’t remember Pearl Harbor Day and there are probably other important dates I…

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