For the briefest of moments the feeling begins in your heart, but quickly moves down to your legs. It isn't weakness. it isn't numbness. It's as if your legs are no longer your legs. It's as if your legs are the final tethers holding your soul to earth. Tethers that your soul is desperately trying to free themselves from. Each step becomes harder and lighter because your body remains on earth and your soul is trying to be somewhere else, anywhere else but here.
In fact, for the past decade our community has been fighting, not to be treated as heroes, but to be treated as human beings; to be treated as a community who has sacrificed so much in wars that our nation decided to fight.
All of this is being done, not because you, or I, or any other veteran hold some secret key to business success that all of these companies are trying to leverage us for, but because veterans and those in the military have become a pillar upon which companies can obtain great PR.