Unfortunately, there are still people in this world who have limited knowledge about the debilitating issues faced by those who risk their lives to protect our country.
YouTuber melanie fay posted a video of a veteran reading a gripping poem, in response to a grocery store bagger who asked, “What’s wrong with you?” The bagger asked the question after noticing that the veteran, who had all his limbs, was wearing a Disabled Veterans National Foundations beanie.
Instead of taking his anguish out on the bagger, this disabled veteran calmly left and responded with a profound spoken-word message.
Our veterans often face horrors on the battlefield that most Americans will thankfully never see, and many of them will continue to deal with “invisible wounds” for the rest of their lives.
This veteran shares his scars with his words, and in his obvious anger and frustration, reminds us that not all lasting pain can be seen.
You can learn more about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) here.