There are different ways to participate and acknowledge Veterans Day, to be sure, and I want to share two links that I feel are important. The first one here is maybe more what we expect when we think of veterans as heros and this one focuses on bravery in batter and the incredible character of this soldier.
|Medal of Honor awardee Clint Romesha.|
The next links are modern and a little different. This one deals with a vet who was changed by battle and the suffering he saw among ordinary people in Iraq and Afghanistan. He decided to use his courage and the lessons he learned in the military to try to help fight a new war on poverty.
Think about it: don't we often see connections between crime and poverty, war and poverty, and terrorism and poverty?
These links help make that connection more clear and provide inspiring food for thought.
|Jake Harriman as soldier, top, and as organizer and activist, below.|
- Follow these links and take some notes and write some reflections as you do so.
- Then in the Comments section of this post, please write a response to one or more of the links.
- INCLUDE a direct quote from the source in your response. This will count as your Journal 9 on Veterans Day.