My father and my uncle served in Vietnam. When they came home and in the years that followed, they never would have received a message like the one below. Honestly, I’m not sure what they would have done with it if it did arrive. It was a different time.
What I love about this particular outreach is that it encourages talking, meaning making, and connection. It acknowledges lived experience. It suggests that distress is “normal.” Last, it offers additional resources. It’s a different time, and leadership responds accordingly.