Our Mission: Educate others about the real experiences of war and the battles military veterans continue to face after coming home. 

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Proceeds from sales and donations are used to distribute free copies of What They Signed Up For: True Stories by Ordinary Soldiers to veterans and their families, veteran organizations, service providers, and student groups.  Our mission is to inspire other veterans to tell their own stories and to inform civilians about the veteran experience.

Our Latest Event - The Experience of War

Yesterday, we were fortunate enough to be invited to a special event in Centralia, Washington. The event, titled "The Experience War: World War I to Iraq and Afghanistan was a walk through of the first "Great War" and gave us parallels to today's recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Usually, our events would just involve us reading out loud, telling our own stories and adding our little insights here and there. It was emotionally jarring to participate in and to watch. This time book editor, Jeb Wyman, started off the event talking about the things that led to the outbreak of World War I, what led to the United State's involvement, and the horrors that those soldiers faced one hundred y

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