Returning to civilian life after serving in the military, can often be a difficult transition for many veterans. Veterans face a host of questions: where to live; whether to pursue higher education or a job; how does the GI Bill work, etc. One organization is changing the veteran to student narrative.
We don't need hyperbolic statements that our military is the "finest fighting force" ever, or that our troops are the world's liberators and bringers of freedom. Such words are immoderate and boastful. They're intended to win favor with the troops and with the people back home; they're politically calculated. And in that sense, they're ill-advised and even dishonest -- they're basically nothing more than flattery.