What It Means to Be a Veteran: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

by michael mcbride

Poem


Lorenzo

by Tanya Whitney

Prose


Cuban Missile Crisis

by Gary Jenneke

Prose


The Forgotten Terps

by Shon Pernice

Prose


Mount Surabachi

by Jeffrey Saarela

Oil Painting


The Thoughts of Finding a Middle Ground

by david staffa

Dialogue within a PTSD Mind


MISSING MY CHILD

By Lisa Harrod, Army

Writing Type: Poem

I miss my child,
I miss her so.
Being away from her
Makes me full of woe.
Even though she understands
Why mommy slipped through her hands,
Mommy's still upset and feels like she ran.
Mommy still can't say, I can, I can.
Mommy works on having hope, knowing she is ill,
And her daughter knows she will, she will.
Then mommy's light bulb clicks on,
She feels better and comes home.
When she enters her house,
Her teenage daughter is on the phone.
Her daughter drops the phone and yells,
"Mommy, you're back!
Mommy, you're home, you're home,
You're home!"

Notes: Jacque Burgess Karen L. Burgess

Wonder Women vs the Taliban

by Melvin Brinkley

Array


One Young Soldier

by Jack Tompkins

sketch


Casualties

by Daniel Allen

Poem


Ode to a Desert Warrior

by kimberly green

Poem


White light

by Paul Nyerick

Prose


Picture to accompany "The Forgotten Terps and Their Vital Component to Mission Success"

by Shon Pernice

Photograph