Every Veteran has a story
We owe all veterans the right to tell their story – as they see it – without our judgement.
Delivering that story in their own unique voice can be the first, critical step to healing from the experiences of war. It is our solemn duty to listen. As citizens, we likely hold no individual fault in the prosecution or decision to go to war. But as a Nation, it is our responsibility to participate in recovering from it. In listening to these stories – as Veterans and citizens together – we can begin to heal and find peace.
The stories that follow are told directly by Veterans. This series consists of multi-part stories anchored by a single event that occurred on a single day. Yet this event played out long after that day. It was relived in the mind. It was shared. Lessons learned were passed on over years and across continents to help other Veterans.
A single day and a single voice can have lasting impact. When we choose to listen, we choose healing. Here are their stories: