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Helping Vets: Lessons From the Spartans

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By Annie Okerlin

Annie Okerlin, founder of the Exalted Warrior Foundation, describes how the ancient Greeks welcomed Spartan warriors back into their communities and helped them find a sense of belonging and purpose—something she thinks we can do better today.

She explains how veterans retreats, like the ones she hosts at Omega, play a similar role to reintegration rituals practiced by societies in the past.

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