With the flurry of articles pertaining to Pat Tillman’s death, many wonder why we as a nation just can’t move on. But I would argue that we shouldn’t move on–not just because Pat Tillman died, but because the U.S. military members have suffered nearly 21,000 casualties in Afghanistan plus another 36,000+ in Iraq. These men and women deserve to have the government tell the truth about their stories. These men and women deserve the opportunity to come to peace with actions they took in the heat of war. These men and women, along with their families, deserve the ability to heal–and healing takes time. May Army Ranger Steven Elliott and others who were with him in the field be allowed to heal and find the peace that eludes them, and may his coming forward better enable the family of Pat Tillman to find some measure of serenity as well.