Claudia Bartow is author of Your Military Story and Served with Pride: A place to record your service, share your military memories and leave a legacy (Your Military Story, Marysville, Ohio, paperback, $17.95). She served in the Ohio Army and Air National Guard for ten years. Bartow created a website (yourmilitarystory.com) where any veteran or his/her family can share military memories, stories, and more.
She says that when she invited veterans to the website, she heard comments like, “I didn’t do anything,” ” I didn’t go anywhere,” or (her personal favorite) “I don’t have any stories.” With all due respect, if you wore a military uniform you DO have stories, memories and more that your loved ones and others would love to hear. Record it for posterity before it’s too late. Share memories and photos on yourmilitarystory.com.