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I am currently writing my doctoral dissertation on multicultural and mythological manifestations of the Wounded Hero and am creating a puppet show for the children of wounded service members. As part of my research I went to see the Telling Project a few months ago in Portland and was incredibly moved by the courage of the veterans who told their stories. To share such intimate moments of horror, confusion and pain with an audience of strangers in hopes of stimulating dialogue - these veterans know the true meaning of what it is to be a hero. It means risk and sacrifice on the battlefield, and it means risk and sacrifice on the homefront in a society that often does a better job honoring fallen soldiers than taking care of the ones who are still alive and kicking. THANK YOU to the Telling Project for helping these men and women truly come home.
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