I think a lot about the way America perceives modern veterans. As a 24-year-old, spry, youthful, and energetic veteran Marine and Afghan War veteran, it's a part of my identity, a part of my future.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.