Veteran Voices

Veteran Voices

Stories honoring lives of service
We generally mark Veterans Day by talking about poppies and the long American tradition of honoring those who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the conflict in Vietnam. But with the recent withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan, we find ourselves drawn to recent and emerging stories, such as memoirs and journalism—and sometimes even humor—from veterans of Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan. We honor all returning veterans by listening to their own words, and to reflecting the truth that homecoming—while joyful—carries emotional challenges of its own. To the veterans returning now, and to their families: thank you for your service. —Christina, Audible Editor