To the editor,
Veteran’s Day is once a year. It is a day when, as a nation, we thank those who’ve served, risked, and sacrificed. It has recently come and gone. And with the passing of that day, the temporal heightened acknowledgment has passed as well.
I deployed for Iraq on July 1, 2006. Prior to leaving, I had lived in a small, one bedroom apartment in Lakewood that required little upkeep and little expense. I paid my bills on time and was a bother to no one. So as I left for Baghdad, I