In the PCVI we read Plato. Plato gives us the Allegory of the Cave where two Philosophers talk about someone who has walked out of darkness into the glaring light of reality. Veterans have seen some of this harsh reality and learned some painful lessons about themselves, their friends and the cruelties of the wide world, some that leave scars. Perhaps the most valuable gift we have to give to our civilian communities is to share those scars so that our communities can grow stronger. Plato would have us go back into the darkness of that cave and share what we’ve learned.