Embed from Getty Images Fiction by Steve Jaeger, based on actual events that took place in France in 1944. — At fifteen, Gaspar Fournier had as much military experience as any of his fellow Marquis. Very few people even knew Gaspar by his real name. To most people he was known as Le Bec. He […]
In this timely poem, U.S. Army veteran Dwight Gray offers a stateside soldier’s take on xenophobia.
Teacher and poet Andy Hall examines the absurdities of violence in our contemporary society and throughout history.
The man who will forever be known as “The Greatest” taught us the power, not just of sacrifice and forgiveness, but of revealing your own vulnerability.
Dan Szczesny listens to his father tell a story of his time in WWII, and they both learn something.
Army veteran and GMP favorite Dwight Gray shares a winning poem on war, socialization, and one boy’s path to soldierhood.
On a day dedicated to the sacrifices of war, Thomas Fiffer presents peace as the ultimate conqueror.
Sean Davis remembers the fallen soldiers he served with and looks ahead to new challenges.
A series of short personal reflections on the multiple meanings of Memorial Day.
Home is just one of the things a refugee loses in David Bergman’s moving poem.
“How can I make difference so that I may bring peace to this world that I love and cherish so much? A name flickers instantly in my mind.” – Mahatma Gandhi — “If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought, acted and inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world […]
Lois Roma-Deeley shows how our parents can surprise us in this poem, which is a “war story” in every sense of the term.
In the “Conversation No One is Having”, GMP Editor Rob Watson takes on Editor Jeremy McKeen’s assertion that “no one believes in the song “Imagine.” Rob found someone.