Why we choose
to tell these stories
Exhibits reveal the challenges and rewards of military life, how some storytellers protect themselves from the trauma of combat, the depth of the bonds that they share with their fellow soldiers, and how the experience of war forever changes the way in which each of them looks at the world. A deep breadth of emotions is expressed in these stories, including amusement, pride, despair, love, and gratitude. We hope that you relate and connect, and that these stories become embedded in your memories.