Dr. Edward Tick, co-founder of Soldier's Heart and author of "Heal the Warrior, Heal the Country," responds to winners of the Winter 2014 "Support for Veterans" essay competition.
We received many powerful essays for the Winter 2014 Writing Competition. Though not every participant can win the contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.
Read Jay’s letter to a fellow veteran about the difficulties of not feeling like a true veteran.
Read Cheyanne's letter that asks a soldier introspective questions about his journey as a soldier so she can better appreciate the freedoms she has, at the price of his.
Read Audrey's letters that voice how she is inspired by her friend's devotion and strength.
Read Blaine's letter that reaches out to a fellow soldier, encouraging him to tell his story so they will remember—and heal— together.
Read Jim's letter highlighting the unimaginable hardships of war and his gratitude towards veterans.
Read Karla's letter that discusses ethnicity and the sense of belonging to a country.