English poet Anne Lawrence Bradshaw reflects on her grandfather’s World War II service and its impact on her father.
Lois Roma-Deeley shows how our parents can surprise us in this poem, which is a “war story” in every sense of the term.
Hayden Saunier shares a story of Christmas past, the power of compassion, and our capacity to heal.
Award-winning poet Cyrus Cassells explores the difficult intersections of faith, family, and sexuality.
If history and covert activity is something that inspires, this secret initiation is to die for – even if it won’t likely come to that.
Thomas Pluck believes that wars battle on until everyone touched by them is dead. And on and on they go.
For this survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, accepting an American into the family meant letting go of hurt and rage.
Von Thompson brings out the horrors and human costs of World War II’s Pacific Theater.
Laura Foley uses brevity and simplicity to make a powerful impact in this prose poem.
High school senior and acting ace Jacob Sundlie didn’t let adversity break him. Instead, he learned to play the role of the survivor.
Von Thompson writes of the Pacific Island nation of Palau, haunted by the clash of Japanese and American forces during World War II.