This article and the soldier’s poem are very powerful indeed. The message is clear.
This is a poem from one of our visitors which relays the feeling of many soldiers around the world.
After dedicating one’s life to what one believes at the time is an honourable and just cause, many soldiers return to question the motives of those who are responsible for sending them into conflict.
When they return or are no longer of use to those in power, they are cast aside to cope with the aftermath – very often with tragic consequences for them and their loved ones.
They are ‘expected’ by those in power (who are responsible for sending them into conflict in the first place) to cope without any support – to pull themselves together and get on with being a ‘normal’ member of society.
It is impossible for anyone who has experienced conflict in a war zone to view the world the same as they did before. They…
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