I want to thank all the veterans out there for your service. For those that don't want to here it because they may feel unworthy, I thank you anyway. What you all do for this country is sometimes underappreciated, undervalued, and misunderstood but there are some of us that always appreciates, always values, and always understands what you must go through to be in the military especially at times of war.
Sometimes it may leave you broken and lost in your reason for serving. The sacrifice may have been too great. The wounds too deep. Don't see these as who you are. You are not your wounds. You are someone that has very specialized knowledge to share and pass on to other veterans that have gone through similar situations. Find purpose in your situation and helping others will actually help you more. This will lead you to healing those wounds.
Thank you for your service!