About three months ago I had the good fortune to be referred to the Veterans Group that meets on Wednesday night for about an hour at the Church. A non-combat veteran, who knows me fairly well, suggested I attend one of the meetings. At first I was somewhat skeptical of attending for I have met many non-combat vets, who I respect for having served, but who don’t quite have the same perspective of what “we” experienced. Happily, I have found a “home” where the others attending talk the same “language” I do, and where I have the real feeling that as our coordinator, Bobby Farmer, says, “we got your back.” This experience has been a real blessing for me.
The “group” that I now attend at the Church has been a blessing for me and I feel so fortunate to be a part of it. In our group, we have members that served in WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and range in rank from E-3 to 0-6, yet we are “all the same.” I could not have imagined such a group of men representing such a range of experiences together in one place talking the same “language.” I look forward to this Wednesday group, and feel as though it is a once in a lifetime experience to be able to talk with and learn from men that have fought and defended our Country going back to WW II.
I hope and pray you will give the new group starting up a chance and that get to know Bobby Farmer and his dedication to this effort. It is never to late to start the “healing” process.
Very Respectfully, Murk Alexander