Band of Sisters
For the last 8 years, America has been at war. In these wars, more than 30,000 Americans have been wounded -- many severely disabled -- and over 5000 killed. Nearly half of the 5000 service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan were married.
Taryn Davis was 20 when her husband, Army Cpl. Michael W. Davis, deployed to Iraq in October of 2007. She was 21 when Michael was killed by a roadside bomb and she became a widow.
Taryn Davis's story and her journey of healing led her to the Widows of Veterans Yahoo Groups site on the Internet and to Glenda Carter, whose husband Bruce was killed in Vietnam.
During this year's Concert, acclaimed actresses A.J. Cook and Blythe Danner will share Taryn's and Glenda's stories.
Glenda Carter shares her healing journey in the book, Sacred Shadow, Sacred Ground: A Vietnam War Widow’s Journey Through Unresolved Grief, which chronicles her experience with unresolved grief.
The Journey of Grieving
The Find Resources for Soldiers & Families section of our website lists additional resources.
Sharing your experience of grief is a gift. Don't underestimate the power of sharing your story or listening to another's.