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THREE little words are all it takes to make a difference to a day — and maybe a life.
Today The Sunday Telegraph launches #ThanksForServing, a movement to acknowledge the service of veterans, past and present, and the sacrifice of their families.
It’s backed by some of our most courageous soldiers, among them Victoria Cross holders Daniel Keighran and Keith Payne, and endorsed by key organisations including the RSL and Legacy.
As the centenary of the end of World War I approaches and the Invictus Games come to Sydney, minds are focused on 100 years of extraordinary efforts by Australian soldiers.
And with returned soldiers, then and now, often facing unique challenges — from battle-related conditions such as wounds or posttraumatic stress disorder, to difficulties adapting to postmilitary life — experts are urging us to reach out with a simple message. “Saying
Keith Payne, VC, says soldiers returning home with PTSD have a hard road ahead and knowing they have support means a lot. Picture: Zak Simmonds