A soldier thinks of important things to keep him going in battle:
His Fellow Soldiers His Family The Letters
The Letters are one of the best things we can do, until our soldiers return home again. As time goes by, hopefully a soldier’s letters will be preserved and find a home, as our father’s letters have found a final resting place in this book. The “whisperings” of those feelings felt and perhaps not heard as loudly after the war, as opposed to those heard during the war itself, are very revealing and deserve a voice and recognition. Every soldier shares similar thoughts about family and the future, privately wondering what awaits them upon returning home.
Our father also kept photographs of the Holocaust and genocide concentration camps from WWII, Dachau in particular. When we asked why as children, he replied, “because one day people will say it never happened, and I have proof that it did.”
May this book be a place where soldiers of yesterday, today and tomorrow can reflect many of the same timeless sentiments from one soldier to another.
Many families today have loved ones serving in the military. They, as well as those serving need our support. The war experience changes a soldier and and changes their family too. Perhaps their experiences, thoughts and feelings of separation can be mirrored within this book of one soldier’s whisperings.