The stories are many and varied. They come from far back in history to present. Some have been told. Some stay buried deep in hearts and minds. They are stories of our military members and their families and their issues and challenges that they have faced or are living with day to day. These families and/or military men and women live in your neighborhood, attend your local school, shop at your local grocery, and attend your church…….or maybe don’t attend your church. In many cases they may travel through days and nights in silent struggles. Some may be a family or service personnel experiencing anticipatory grief, financial challenges, behavioral issues of children, injuries and disabilities that are visible or invisible, ……and quietly enduring varying degrees of emotional and spiritual pain.