Posted on 11/12/2018 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Yes, Veterans Day was officially yesterday, but we’ll keep in the spirit and celebrate it today, too.

A few years back, NPR interviewed several veterans of our current, ongoing wars who wrote about their military experiences.

The one message they all shared? Each individual’s work is not intended to speak for another’s experience.

It’s a necessary point to bring up, with fewer and fewer families including military veterans and thus more and more tendencies to look at prominent veterans as being the voice of the armed forces.

Experience their variety of perspectives — and the variation in their writing — by listening to the segment below or reading the transcript on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

Tagged As: Author interview, NPR

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