SOLDIERS’ STORIES: A COLLECTION OF WWII MEMOIRS by The Miller Family is an inspired book of history, loaded with photos, maps, sketches, and most importantly, the 140 personal memoirs from those heroes and heroines who fought during WWII and from their families. There are personal stories, tributes and so much more in this incredibly beautiful book.
A little disclaimer: This has been a passion project for me. Myra Miller contacted me about this project in April 2016 and I was immediately on board. What started as a Kickstarter project, has morphed into a phenomenon!
As many of you who are familiar with my reviews know, I am a history aficionado, but the WWII era is probably one of my favorite time periods to read and study. Working on this book, reading and editing each story that came in, was such an honor and a privilege to me. Each story give me insights into the thoughts and feelings of the soldiers and sometimes their families. I was left in tears with some, laughed with others but most of all was inspired by all.
According to statistics released by the Veteran’s Administration, our World War II vets are dying at a rate of approximately 492 a day. This means there are approximately only 855,070 veterans remaining of the 16 million who served our nation in World War II (source: The National WWII Museum). We are losing those from the greatest generation each and every day. These memoirs are vital in keeping their memories alive.
These soldiers, and the families who supported them, deserve to be recognized and honored. Our children and their children need to read these stories to understand what their great-grandparents and families endured and how they did it with courage, strength and honor. In my opinion, each and every home should own a copy of this book.
But don’t take my word for it, here is one of the reviews SOLDIERS’ STORIES has received:
Just this morning, I spoke with Myra Miller, who told me the demand was so high on this book, they will be doing a Volume II! If you are interested in including a memoir from one of your loved ones, please contact me at: email@example.com.
Let us never, ever forget our Greatest Generation and those who fought to keep us free!