I usually have something to say, especially about Veterans Day. For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam focused on veterans’ issues, and the project has donated considerable resources, with your help, to causes like Team RWB’s surf camp for veterans.
Maybe the words aren’t coming as easily today because I never served in our military.
I never lost a limb in service to our country, or a life.
I never saw combat casualties I can’t unsee.
I never came back from deployment, unable to find work or direction.
If you’re a veteran and any of this resonates with you, you can email me, and I’ll put you in touch with one of the best men I know: a combat Marine who’s been there and can help.
I was trying to figure out what to write. You know, for Veterans Day.
Figured it out.