I am celebrating veterans and active duty military who keep us and have kept us out of constant harm’s way, often at great costs. Considering this is the 100th year anniversary of WWI, we are reminded that war is a part of human history. My goal in November and December is to share diverse war stories across the spectrum of age, gender, and race to include family impact and cultural legacies.
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 story although, history is herstory. We will hear 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 I knew I had to share. It includes in their own voices, stories from wives, widows, nurses, 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. This show is dedicated to all women, your children and your children’s children.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, then and now.Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.