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John O’Leary shares how the Brisket Ladies cooking a meal for our veterans can mean so much more on today’s Monday Moments segment.

“In our own woundedness, we can become sources of life for others.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

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For more than a decade I’ve worked with the FOCUS Marines Foundation. This organization hosts struggling veterans for week-long retreats designed to provide support for complex physical and emotional issues related to military service.


On this Memorial Day, I share the story of how the simple act cooking a meal can come to mean so much more. For nearly a decade, four military moms – all of whose lives have been impacted by veteran suicide – pour their hearts into a homemade meal for groups of veterans seeking support for the complex and often traumatic emotional burdens resulting from deployment.