10 ways to honor veterans:
Don't assume they're okay; offer to listen.
Share their stories.
Share substance abuse and suicide prevention numbers like the Veterans Crisis Line.
Volunteer at the local VA.
Acknowledge the families of veterans, and give them a hug too.
Participate in the democracy that influences where our next veterans will serve.
Read: today we're reading this 'dorky cartoonist's Alabama Homeless Veterans Project's "Stories from the Heart."
Thanks to all you who serve, in so many ways.
AL.com cartoonist JD Crowe's "Stories from the Heart"