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Your Life is Your Story, Issue #134 – War Memorials
May 31, 2016
"Your past is your story up to now. The future is the story yet to come. The present is where you live with that experience, your hopes and your dreams."
Your Life is Your Story Newsletter
May 30, 2016
Issue #134 – War Memorials
From Tom Gilbert – Editor and Writer, www.your-life-your-story.com
In this Issue:
Opening remarks: Veterans History Project
Featured Article: War Memorials
Featured Resource: Personal History Awareness Month
Opening Remarks: Veterans History ProjectThe Memorial Day weekend signals the start of summer with camping, cookouts, swimming and fun. But it is also a time for some somber reflection, to take time out to honor the memories of the many men and women who gave their lives in war, fighting to protect the freedom of others.
This month’s issue has a reflection I wrote about War Memorials. I also would like to call attention again to a worthy project, the Veterans History Project. It is an undertaking to preserve the stories of our veterans and you can find out more with this up close feature.
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Featured Article: War MemorialsBy Tom Gilbert - Copyright © May, 2016
On a cool, cloudy and misty spring morning I walked the length of the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in Washington D.C. My seven year old daughter accompanied me on the solemn, slow stroll. The wall, inscribed with 50,000 names of soldiers killed in the war and listed in chronological order, increases in height until you reach the midpoint and then the wall begins a gradual descent.
Featured Resource: Personal History Awareness MonthThe month of May is recognized by The Association of Personal Historians as Personal History Awareness Month. During the month Personal Historians such as myself focus on the business and purpose of preserving life stories. And we encourage you to consider ways to do that with your family and personal history. As a longtime member of The Life Story People (the motto of the APH) I want to encourage you to explore the great information and resources that you can find through both my site, Your Life Is Your Story, and The Association of Personal Historians .
Closing InformationThat’s it for this month’s issue. Thanks for reading. Be sure to visit our blog regularly, and here’s to telling your story. Do give it some serious consideration because I just know you’ve got a great story to tell! Be sure to see the Get Started section.
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Until next time, – keep your story alive!
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