2 Quotes From A Famous Veteran That Show How Much Pain War Causes

On Veterans Day 2014, news outlets discovered that Tomas Young, a well-known paralyzed Iraq War veteran-turned-peace-activist, had died. But despite his death, we should make sure that his very important words on war, peace, death, and politics live on.

Here is a news announcement about Young's death that also shows the clip where he said these very moving words.

It's a little hard to hear Young because he's having trouble fully enunciating his words as a result of his paralysis, but no fear — we'll have a transcript below this post.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21

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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16

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