Thousands upon thousands of young American soldiers have been seriously wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. They have returned home to personal challenging dark struggles. These brave men and women have retreated into the fabric of American life and often are forgotten by our nation.
Today we should give thanks for their service and recommit ourselves as a nation to being there for them on a daily basis.
This photography essay was in The Guardian in London who is giving more coverage to their stories than our own American media. This is just one wounded warrior's story told in images.
On June 12, 2012, twenty-two year old Sgt. Matt Krumwiede lost both of his legs where serving in Afghanistan. The young soldier has fought the life threatening injuries every day since he stepped on an IED. Krumwiede has had forty surgeries and is learning to walk again with prosthetic legs.
As Americans gather around tables bursting with food, lets take a moment and give thanks for people like Sgt. Krumwiede. His passion for life should inspire us all.