My Uncle, my Brother and my Husband all served in the US Armed Forces. They each gave two or more years of their lives to the country. My relatives were lucky they came back relatively unharmed. But some weren't so fortunate. Some of them suffer after effects of their service - physical, mental or emotional problems that continue to plague them even years later.
If you have a relative you'd like to honor, leave a comment (no last names please) and tell us a little about your veteran.