Originally published in Oklahoma News
“Love for one’s homeland is a part of faith.” Many of us may be surprised that this is a saying of Muhammad, a man whose words I use as personal guiding principles in life. These words have been an inspiration for me over the course of the past year while working as a physician in the Veteran’s Administration. Seeing these men and women who chose to step forward to serve their country, and helping them work through injuries and health issues that are a tangible and deep reminder of the degree of their sacrifice, is a reward that I may not have been able to receive had it not been for the loyalty to my country that is so important in my faith.
This is why I joined the V.A. and why I’m ever thankful to our veterans.