“The road home from war is longer, steeper and often more challenging than the road to war for most soldiers and their families. …Yellow ribbons are nice and much appreciated. Love, support and a ‘cup of cold water’, however, is the incarnational gift of Christ, through His Church, to the combat veteran and family.” These words were written by Major John Morris who served as a military chaplain in Iraq and started the program, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. John believes churches can be a helpful partner in the readjustment process. Here are some ways to support the veterans and their families in your parish.