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 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.