“Who would have thought we were in the process of creating a brand new culture in America? Who could have known that our pain and our joy would produce such an extraordinary testament as that produced by those eighty veterans of military families who opened their hearts to Mary? Our lives may have been hard to endure, but from the clear evidence of this book, what American subdivision has produced more passionate or generous appraisers of their destinies than the voices cited here? We’d never stopped to honor ourselves, out loud, for our understanding service to America. No one gave us our ticket to the homeland until Mary Edwards Wertsch wrote this book.“
“…We never stopped to honor ourselves, out loud, for our understanding service to America.” How so very true.