Chaplain's corner: Valuable veterans

Members of our armed forces often face harrowing situations that sometimes lead to later challenges. We know that it is too easy to bottle up feelings and allow them to affect one's sleep and general well-being.

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects many who have served loyally. We can honor our veterans by recognizing their unique strengths and skills and by providing genuine friendship and listening ears.

Forcing the issue does not work, but walking beside others and letting them feel valued can do a world of good.

"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity" (Proverbs 17:17).