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Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Warriors Will Save Lives

First published July 10, 2019   By Congressman Mark Green

Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Warriors Will Save Lives

General Douglas MacArthur once said, “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”

Having served in the Army in combat as a special operations physician, I have seen soldiers suffer the scars of war, both visible and invisible. Tragically, in the past two years, invisible scars of war are taking their toll as the rates of active-duty military suicides have increased dramatically. Just as we prepare our fighting forces physically and with proper equipment, it is our duty to ensure warriors and veterans are mentally, emotionally, and especially, spiritually prepared for war.    More…

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