Today, and every day, I’m grateful for the sacrifices made by veterans and their families. But, I’m also grateful for people who write about them, who help us to see through the eyes of the veterans and their families.
So today, I’d like to share the links to a few of their stories:
Pamela Foster is the author of several books, including My Life with a Wounded Warrior. She also has an entire blog dedicated to writing about veterans’ issues, Wounded Warrior Wife. Her husband is a veteran.
For me, a warrior is someone who has found a way, reached within themselves and found a power most of us don’t even know exists, to walk through horror and come out the other side alive. I, personally, never use the word warrior for anyone but a combat veteran.~~Pamela Foster
CNN Reporter Ashley Fantz Interviews Author Kathleen M. Rodgers about US Troops Staying in Afghanistan Past 2016
We both lived in crippling fear every second of every day that the notification team would show up on our doorstep and change our lives forever.~~Kathleen M. Rodgers
Mustang Koji’s blog, Masako and Spam Musubi, is filled with stories of World War II. His stories are seen through the eyes of both Americans and Japanese, as “twists of fate and world events can put siblings on opposite sides of a fence.” Many of his posts honor veterans, such as one of my favorites:
As any great lady from that period does, she thanked me over and over for taking her to see her husband, especially on Easter Sunday, while crying. I said to her that Mr. Johnson and Old Man Jack could never forget the horrors from combat but they were the greatest human beings – because they learned to forgive – and that it was an honor she asked ME… an American of Japanese descent, to escort her to visit with her husband.~~Mustang Koji
And here are a few of my stories: