GLENDALE — A well-preserved black-and-white photograph of Maj. Arthur Lynch was delicately pinned Saturday on a cloth wall created in honor of war veterans.
Kathy Lynch decorated her father's photograph with his World War II and Korean War badges for Saturday's inaugural Veterans' Memorial Program at Wellness Works, a holistic medicine center. The center provides free therapy services to active-duty service members, veterans and their family, who are stressed and suffering.
"He was a great dad, but I didn't know him . . . and I didn't realize how much he was suffering," said Kathy Lynch, the center's director. "Nobody helped people from World War I and World War II, even the Korean War, with the post-traumatic stress and the reentry to society."
After talking to other war veteran families and learning from their experiences, Kathy Lynch has grown to better understand her father's behavior.
Arthur Lynch's photograph was one of more than a dozen pictures of deceased war veterans pinned on the Wall of Remembrance at the center.