How do we honor the fallen? It’s a question that’s been rattling around in my mind for some time.
I teach veterans. I am friends with veterans. I once loved a veteran.
But, the truth is, very few of us know the stories of those who died protecting every freedom we hold dear. What were their final thoughts? What insights would they have wanted the world to know?
I think Portraits of Courage by George W. Bush gets close. Beyond the incredible paintings, Bush penetrates the gaping vulnerabilities left in wounded veterans.
In many ways, it offers a rare glimpse into the painful inside of war.