It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.
“People generally don’t suffer high rates of PTSD after natural disasters. Instead, people suffer from PTSD after moral atrocities. Soldiers who’ve endured the depraved world of combat experience their own symptoms. Trauma is an expulsive cataclysm of the soul. The Moral Injury, New York Times. Feb 17, 2015” ― David Brooks
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be … Continue reading Bill of Rights 6
“The victims of PTSD often feel morally tainted by their experiences, unable to recover confidence in their own goodness, trapped in a sort of spiritual solitary confinement, looking back at the rest of the world from beyond the barrier of what happened. They find themselves unable to communicate their condition to those who remained at … Continue reading The Moral Injury
The Most Significant Americans of All Time (article link)
Happy Birthday Seabee (March 5th).
“The Marine Corps forced me to come home from Afghanistan. It's up to me to allow myself to come home.” ― Thomas J. Brennan, Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War
Happy Birthday Navy Reserve (March 3rd).
“We are part of what society can't bear to remember. Because if they really think about it, if they really look at us and realize the cost we've paid to keep them safe. They can't live with the guilt.” ― Barbara Nickless, Blood on the Tracks
March is the month we recognize and appreciate our military caregivers. Courses for Military Caregivers (Link)