A couple of weeks ago, “Five for Fighting” singer-songwriter John Ondrasik released a new song, “Blood on My Hands,” about the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal.

Here it is again, in case you haven’t heard it yet:

Earlier this week, Ondrasik performed the song at the end of his concerts in the D.C. area:

It was a powerful moment for those who saw it:

But, according to Ondrasik, it was especially powerful for vets in the audience: