Editorial: Patriot Academy changed lives

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.

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