Memorial Day is typically a time of gratitude and reflection in America. A day to honour Americans who have served and lost their lives in the fight for freedom in all wars and at home. This Memorial Day, The US Army reached out to veterans and active duty servicemen and women to ask them how service has impacted them and their life.

Unfortunately, Gets Thousands of Responses About the Horrors of War

Many posts came from a place of hurt and grief…

A vast majority of posts highlighted the issue of mental health in members of the armed forces.

Even veterans from years ago still suffer

Substance abuse what also a common factor…

Isolation was also a common theme from those who had actually served

This does suck.

Some people never could connect with their families after coming back.