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Thanks or pity? How assumptions about veterans widen the civil-military gap | War on the Rocks
U.S. Army photo by Capt. Ken Woods

Thanks or pity? How assumptions about veterans widen the civil-military gap | War on the Rocks

On Veterans Day, men and women are honored across the board for their service but usually their experiences enlisting in the military vary completely and often get clumped together. Marissa Lemar shares her experiences with her fellow veterans, explaining the different reasons for joining the military and their effects on them. “Serving in the military is an opportunity to better oneself, whether that’s driven by the promise of financial benefits, world travel, job security, patriotism, or all of the above,” Lemar states.

Source: https://warontherocks.com/2020/11/thanks-or-pity-how-assumptions-about-veterans-widen-the-civil-military-gap/