May 252015
 
Memorializing veterans

What’s Memorial Day? A day for memorializing a veteran–or veteran’s story

Are you missing the point on Memorial Day? If you’re a memoirist, or memory collector, you might be.

We treat Memorial Day as a remembering day, not a memorializing day. And what better day could there be for memorializing?

Celebrating and remembering is great. So is hanging out your flag. But, if we want folks to remember the sacrifices that were made decades from now, we need to make sure stories of our veterans aren’t lost. And what better day to do that than Memorial Day? Continue reading »

Apr 122013
 

Military Memories often kept bottled up For veterans, the preserving of their military memories, especially of war-time or battlefield,  often isn’t easy. It’s not like preserving memories of meeting the girl that would be “the one” or the innocent hi-jinks of childhood. Even talking about their memories can be difficult. What many veterans are finding, however, is that writing their stories and documenting their military memories and service can be therapeutic. It can also be easier than talking about them.  

Resources for Veteran’s Writing about Their Stories

Increasingly, the recognition of the importance of veterans’ memories is accompanied with help for them to tell them.  Continue reading »