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War & Remembrance

We were conceived after World War II, born during Korea, and came of age during Vietnam. Baby boomers, think back ... did you serve? Did you resist? Were you eligible for the draft? How do you remember those who sacrificed for our country? What do you think is worth dying for? America has been involved in many wars during our lifetime. Are you worried about another? Share your Memorial Day stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Featured Story

A Family Without Men
The men were far away and couldn’t stop them.

Readers’ Choice

Do you, Mister Jones…
Something is happening here but you don’t know what it is, Do you, Mister Jones — Bob Dylan, Ballad of a Thin Man, 1965 [...]
War and Remembrance
Even though I received a formal invitation to participate in the Viet Nam war, I declined.
TAPS
Grace's bugle will shatter the silent spring with piercing streams of silver. Four notes will hold up the sky while they echo [...]
No More Vietnams
My 10th grade Geometry teacher was William Sturley. He had just graduated from college and received a one-year deferment to [...]
Donn goes to Nam
Camp was a strict place and we were not supposed to fraternize with the staff, but my best friend and I were fascinated by [...]
Betting on the end
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... numbers corresponding to the days of the year were written on slips of paper and placed in plastic capsules, which were [...]

Stories from the Previous Prompt:

Travel

Frae Bonnie Scotland
I had a Scottish nurse when I was a baby. She called me her “wee little treasure” and gave me dolls that said, [...]
Venice Biennale 2017
The Venice Biennale began in 1895, making it the oldest and most important art fair in the world. It showcases contemporary [...]

Other Recent Stories

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress
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Mainly I remember my mother’s closet as a great place to play hide and seek. It was a big walk-in closet shaped like an [...]
Surfin’ Safari
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, all of them ending with a tumble into the surf.

Think back about …

War & Remembrance

We were conceived after World War II, born during Korea, and came of age during Vietnam. Baby boomers, think back ... did you serve? Did you resist? Were you eligible for the draft? How do you remember those who sacrificed for our country? What do you think is worth dying for? America has been involved in many wars during our lifetime. Are you worried about another? Share your Memorial Day stories forward.

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