Kim started her movement to help veterans forget about the war five years ago, when she met a soldier on a plane to Washington who was coming back from Iraq after a second Middle East tour.
``What struck me was that he was a college graduate, very smart, and could have easily taken an easy route with a corporate job. He said he wanted to serve the country because he felt it was something he wanted to do personally,'' said Cameron. ``But after all the work, he said, getting injured and coming back, nothing had changed. He said nothing he had done seemed to matter, and it just struck my soul.'' It was after she got off that plane that she decided to write a song about what she heard, she said. The song, titled My Hero, includes the lyrics:
His courage & strength. Kept us safe. Can scars heal a nation? What would that take?
Ever since, she's worked with the Veterans Administration volunteer network.
``These are probably the most rewarding experiences I've had in my entire life,'' Kim said.
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