Monday November 11th is Veteran's Day, and I just wanted to pay my heartfelt respects to all who have ever served, like Steven Paul Keitz. Our veterans are not the ones who declare war, but they are the ones who are sent off to it. So let us listen to them always, whether they are still here or not, let us pray for them always, love, respect and remember them always.
And by the way, being a combat veteran can really weaken a person's foundation, making anything they experience in life - major or small - seem overwhelming....and this can be for the rest of their lives. I have been told so by certain veterans, personally. Every case is different and I cannot speak for everyone but please, give them your full attention when they return home and not just right after, but from that point on. They have a heavy load to carry in their heads and in their hearts, and if they were fortunate enough to make it home alive, in many cases, their battles have only just begun.
Our soldiers/veterans have witnessed unspeakable horrors and death during war, no matter what their position was - air or ground. And then when they return home, they often find they've lost friends/fellow soldiers they served with, to suicide and they must find the strength to process that and go on. Many do not even discuss it...ever, they carry it inside, where it grows. It affects them the rest of their lives.
So please join with me in honoring, loving, respecting and remembering all of our veterans. You may also get involved by volunteering at V.A. Hospitals and writing our men and women who are serving and who have served.....from any war! Tomorrow I will watch the movie 'Hair' and also, an episode of Toma called, '50% of Normal'....in honor of Steven.....and all vets.
I know I've posted this first photo before, but it says it all, it's my way of getting to touch our soldiers....with love. God bless you Steven, and all veterans....past, present and future.