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Our nation gathers in mourning when great people
pass. Yesterday the nation was shocked to hear the tragic news that Robin
Williams had died, an apparent suicide.
Williams was one of the most popular, beloved and influential actors of our
generation. He moved so many people to laughter and tears that we were all
affected by his life and are moved by his death.
Mr. Williams was a special friend to the military and veterans. He
worked with the USO for over a decade, giving tours for the troops in
Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and a total of 13 foreign countries. He performed
before 90,000 troops, helping relieve their burdens and reminding them that they
are not forgotten.
We all mourn the loss of Robin
Williams. With his inspiring human spirit and empathy, he was able to identify
with and express so many issues painfully close to many veterans, such as
homelessness, single parenthood, substance abuse, depression, and suicide. We
know that his life and work are relevant to us all.
If you are struggling with this, we hope you know you're not alone.
Let us take inspiration from this loss. So smart, clever, funny on the surface,
his death reminds us of the deep hidden wounds we all carry, and the damage they
can do if not tended.
We continue and strengthen
our commitment at Soldier’s Heart to tend the invisible wounds of war and
service. We take inspiration from all Robin Williams accomplished and vow to
continue life-affirming service. You are not alone in your sorrow. Bless Robin
Williams. Bless us all.
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