David Barno and Nora Bensahel of wrote “How to Talk to a Veteran” as November 11 approaches. They have some questions to ask and to avoid to help break the ice with veterans. This can be especially helpful for clergy and pastoral caregivers who work with those who have served.
From their article:
To encourage our fellow citizens to reach out and connect with veterans — not only on Veterans Day but every day — we offer the following suggestions about questions to avoid, questions to ask, how to say “thank you,” some lighter questions, and finally some deeper questions to ask once a relationship has been established.