It’s Veteran’s Day and author Laura Browder came to Happy Hour to talk. Laura’s book, When Janey Comes Marching Home, is an interesting looking into the service and post-war lives of women veterans. Annmarie and Laura chatted about that and also touched on Laura’s next book, about her grandfather, who was a leader in the Communist Party.
For When Janey Comes Marching Home: Portraits of Women Combat Veterans.,Laura Browder interviewed 52 women from all branches of the military. She is also the executive producer of the 2012 PBS documentary The Reconstruction of Asa Carter, based on her book Slippery Characters: Ethnic Impersonators and American Identities. Her previous books include Her Best Shot: Women and Guns in America, and Rousing the Nation: Radical Culture in Depression America, which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book. Laura also edited With the Weathermen: The Personal Journal of a Revolutionary Woman, by Susan Stern. Her plays have been produced in Boston and Richmond. Her most recent exhibition (in collaboration with photographer Michael Lease and sound artist Benjamin Thorp) was Driving Richmond: Stories and Portraits of Richmond GRTC Operators.
Here's some more for and about our Veterans:
- The article I wrote about "The Janey's" when they were the Victorious Woman Honorees in November 2010: janey-women-soldiers
- A link to a company that has a program for hiring vets: Accenture
- A link to Operation Homefront
If you are looking for something good and different to take for Thanksgiving or Christmas, here's the link to the Prosperity Sisters: Full-Spirited Flavours
My quote was for our vets...who can barely be thanked enough:
There are not words big enough.
There is not a hug strong enough.
There is not a smile wide enough.
All I can offer is thank you.
You are my hero.
You are in my thoughts.
You are in my prayers.
For all you’ve done...