My goal in November is to share varied war stories across the spectrum of age, gender, and race to include family impact and cultural legacies. I am celebrating veterans and active-duty military who keep us and have kept us out of constant harm’s way, often at high costs. We are reminded that war is a part of human history.
The Vietnam war was my coming-of-age war. I became immersed in and confused by the concurrent war at home about the necessity of US involvement while at the same time grieving over school friends who paid the ultimate price.
There were so many bold and untold stories. Today “s stories are told by women who decided to make history instead of reading about it. The Voices of Women in Vietnam is a replay of a weekly National Public Radio show called With Good Reason.
When I first heard this show, it was such a heart tug that I knew I had to share. It includes stories from wives, widows, nurses, and librarians who took off their white lace gloves and struggled culturally, socially, intellectually, and physically to build a foundation for our continued gender-based struggles today.
So, brew a cup of tea, get comfortable, and be transformed by a story 28 years later after a short break. This show is dedicated to all women, your children, and your children’s children.Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.