Monday, November 12, 2012
Listening Begins Respect
“In fact, far more veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have been lost since coming home than have died in combat. Their suicides are a silent carnage: 18 every day; 6,500 a year.”
“‘Churches need to be more proactive about educating themselves about the issues vets face when they come home,’ Hansman says. ‘No one expects pastors to cure post-traumatic stress. But they’re gatekeepers, pointing people in the right direction.’”
They are from a U.S. Catholic article worth attention. It helps to activate respect for U.S. Veterans.