I was sitting at a dinner held for Veterans. Every branch of the service was represented and more importantly, there were vets from every war since WW II. As I watched the presentation from the Army officer who served in Vietnam, I could see other men tearing up. I want to know more about them. Why does someone talking about war make them emotional? What did they go through in their war? What was it like leaving their families? I will ask them, and tell their stories here.
She was a teacher all her life. She took care of her husband when Parkinson's Disease made him shake and unable to care for himself. She lost a daughter who was in the prime of her life, but also raised a son, had four grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. When she could no longer walk, she moved into a full time care home. There were many more like her there, and even more now. I will ask them questions and write their stories here.
Every person you see on tv, social media, or at your local grocery store has more depth than you see on the outside. Each and every one of us has something to say. This site tells the stories about the veterans at the dinner, my grandma, the couple just trying to make a go of it in a new place, and so many others. It always begins with a story...