TED Talk: Why “Thank you for your service” Isn’t Enough

By November 11, 2014March 30th, 2020SpeakerNotes, TEDTalks

Wes Moore joined the US Army to pay for college, but the experience became core to who he is. In this heartfelt talk, the paratrooper and captain—who went on to write “The Other Wes Moore”— explains the shock of returning home from Afghanistan.

Wes shares the single phrase he heard from civilians upon his return, and shows why it’s just not sufficient. It’s a call for all of us to ask veterans to tell their stories — and listen.