It is difficult to introduce a post like today’s. Honoring true heroes with words alone isn’t possible; though heartfelt, they simply aren’t adequate. I encourage you on this Memorial Day, DO something to honor the memory of a hero: give a gift to his/her family (flowers, a gift card, pay for a night out, anything); write a letter or make a call; or visit a grave, as the writer of today’s post did.
In some ways, Ben Peterson has always been in combat. He grew up in an abusive home and faced bullying at school. Anger and rage ensued, producing a desire in him to fight back. After serving as an assistant chaplain in the Army and battling PTSD, Ben found himself in a destructive cycle – and considered ending his life. Watch his story to see how he discovered a new sense of purpose.