Link: “War, Literature & the Arts, An International Journal of the Humanities”

Was very moved by this post on the WLA (War, Literature & the Arts) blog:

Every morning at the Army hospital in Germany where I attend physical therapy, the buses arrive, filled with wounded soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq.  I see them, the scarred, empty faces of men without arms and legs, freshly bandaged wounds, and missing hands and fingers —  clear reminders of the severity of wounds from these wars.  And those are the wounds I can see  —  the external ones which demand our immediate attention.  Inside the walls, soldiers are treated and stabilized at the trauma center before being sent home to start new lives.  Drawn from across our nation, often from poor and underprivileged segments of society, I wonder if they will disappear into the vast American mosaic of patchwork towns and cities, cared for by wives or parents, or will they end up on the streets, in the homeless shelters or Veteran’s hospitals across our country.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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