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I absolutely believe we need to hear the stories of the vets in our families, our communities and our nation...I grew up on family stories of various wars. However, I am always bemused by the lack of stories in our culture from another quarter...that of the bystanders in war situations.....I have friends, aquaintances, and patients who are all non-combatant survivors of conflicts from WW2 to Vietnam to El Salvador to Rwanda to the Balkans and the middle East. Almost all are women were children during the different conflicts. Where are there stories in the media, in our art forms, in our culture vocabulary? Until we also hear their stories as well as the stories of the vets and the ones our leaders tell, we as a country and as a world community can not develop a vision of a world that values all people, and which can envision peace as an outcome of conflict. As Kristoff and Wudunn state in the title of the new book "Half the Sky", women hold up half the sky......even in war, and yet their stories are rarely told.
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