As I sit down with my family this Veteran's Day, I'll think of patriots who take time each week to pledge their support to raise awareness for veterans in their communities through their own cultural lens.
Unfortunately, there are too many cases of veterans like Brian who never get the help they need, be it substance abuse treatment, a mental health diagnosis, housing assistance, or just the opportunity to learn new skills that will help them find a job.
Veterans seldom return home unscathed by their wartime experiences, and as they attempt to reintegrate into civil society, resuming or reshaping intimate relationships is among their biggest challenges.
Happy Veterans Day to the ones who serve. I'm talking about the children of veterans. Whatever we might think about America's current wars, the policies and actions of our government are not their doing.