Veterans, Civilians: Connecting With Stories

Elizabeth MarroReading & Writing, Veterans3 Comments

    Nine years ago, I joined over eight hundred others in Encinitas, California and listened to three veterans tell stories about their time at war. They read their contributions to the anthology, Operation Homecoming, a collection of emails, journals, correspondence, essays and fiction written by those who were were deployed and their families. Almost everyone there seemed to have … Read More

His Mission Now

Elizabeth MarroFellow Travelers, Inspiration, Milestones, Veterans10 Comments

His story, he tells me, is not so different from the stories of other veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. He doesn’t know if he can come up with the right words, words that are “profound” enough for the post I’ve asked him to help me write. He knows that talking can unleash a storm of thoughts, feelings, memories … Read More

A Moment of Silence

Elizabeth MarroFamily, Fellow Travelers, Veterans3 Comments

On Monday, May 26th, the clock will strike 3 p.m. one time zone at a time. Everywhere across the U.S. people will fall silent, together or alone, to remember those who died at war. A moment of silence can be powerful. I recall this very clearly when the day after the towers fell, my husband and I were in Italy, … Read More