Combat soldiers have often seen the worst mankind has to offer. It changes them in fundamental ways, inflicting emotional, spiritual, social, and moral injuries that impact them throughout their lifetime, especially as they face death. Some veterans return from war bitter; some return enlightened; all return with lessons the rest of us need to know. Like an iridescent pearl awaiting discovery within ugly, crusty shells, wisdom patiently hides — yielding its treasures to those with the courage, honesty, and humility required to reckon with wartime traumas and fears. Join Deborah Grassman, author of Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and Their Families, for a presentation you won’t want to miss.