My son, a Purple Heart veteran of Iraq, served two tours of duty in Iraq as an infantryman. While he was there I chronicled that experience from the perspective of the home front for several publications. Since 2007 its been my privilege to lead writing workshops for war veterans at the Vet Center. Through that experience Ive come to appreciate even more what a positive thing it can be to share our thoughts and stories. Thank you for this opportunity to share a few of mine.