The site encourages veterans to tell their stories because, “Each veteran’s experience with war is an important part of history that should be passed on to future generations.”
Veterans may be reluctant to speak about their experiences in war time. “Families and friends are often very curious about those times but, because the veteran may not bring them up, the loved ones feel they shouldn't either.” But when families do support and encourage their veterans in telling their stories the results can be very positive. “… though difficult, sharing these stories can have a powerful healing effect both for veterans and their families.”
The website provides a list of questions to help veterans and their families start the conversation. Veterans may choose to share all or part of their stories online.
If you don’t want to add a story you might still want to visit the site to read the stories posted by veterans of America’s conflicts from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan.
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