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I admit, I feel a little overwhelmed thinking about what to say to my family and friends who have served in the military. I feel like I never know exactly what to say. I really don't want to offend anyone, so I usually say some cliche phrase — or worst yet, nothing at all. I know I'm not alone.

But, surprise! It's actually not that complicated.


Wes Moore is an Army combat veteran, youth advocate, and award-winning author. He gave this talk at a TED@250 session called "War Stories." If you like what he had to say and want to hear more, consider Liking him on Facebook. Thumbnail image via Wikimedia Commons.

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