According to the records of the Library of Congress’ Veterans’ History Project, for veterans, “keeping a diary proved to be a therapeutic exercise both during and after the war. Like [Barner], many veterans 'told the truth to' the diaries they kept during their time in the military. Originally kept as tools for dealing with the stress and boredom of military life, these diaries now stand as tools to be used by future generations, to gain a more complete picture of what their authors endured and witnessed.”
Rosemary O'Brien launched a site that allows individuals and organizations to create custom made books of their time in service. Ro. is a military spouse herself, with a passion for storytelling! As an accomplished author for more than 20 years, she knows how to pull together personal journals and interviews to create a compelling book for families, organizations or individuals.
If you or some you know would like to create a book through Veterans' Stories service, or know anyone who would, please contact Rosemary at rosie@PocketParksNYC.com or pass this on to someone who might be interested.
Everyone has a story. What's yours?