At least 70 soldiers and vets died by suicide after serving on the Afghanistan mission - a growing cohort excluded from official accounts. Dozens of families shared stories of Forces members who served, then suffered. For many of the soldiers, this is the first public recognition of their sacrifice.
Canada pulled out of the Afghanistan conflict in 2014, but the war has not ended. Not there, where the violence continues. Not here, where battlefield trauma remains indelible and, for some soldiers, insurmountable.
Thankfully there are many great organizations to support these heroes.