Editorial: Patriot Academy helped soldiers improve lives

Daily Journal

This country’s involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan exacted terrible tolls, especially among the thousands of men and women who were sent into harm’s way.

Ironically, it also gave new lives to hundreds of men and women in uniform who, had it not been for the opportunities presented through unusual circumstances, could have faced bleak futures.

Sadly, the door has now been shut to others who would seek to pursue those opportunities in the future.

Earlier this month, Casing of the Colors ceremonies were staged at the Indiana National Guard’s Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex to officially mark the end of a special unit created three years earlier as part of the mobilization of forces for the conflicts in the Middle East.

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