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50 Photos That Brought the War Home. It’s Veterans Day and the least we can do.
No single picture from World War II — in fact, arguably, no single 20th-century photograph — is more famous than Alfred Eisenstaedt’s “VJ Day in Times Square.”
On August 14, 1945 — but when this photo appeared in LIFE, countless readers were drawn to the story it told: a man and a woman, both in uniform, both young, in the very heart of America’s greatest city, celebrating the end of a long, brutal conflict with that most unwarlike of gestures: a lingering, “Who cares who sees us?” kiss.
This is so accurate it makes me lol in person.
Before departing for a tour in Afghanistan, First Lieutenant Todd Weaver left a note to his 9 month old daughter. Todd Weaver was killed on September 9, 2010 by an improvised explosive device. This is the letter to his daughter.
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My heart is wrenching.
Here are Vonnegut’s eight rules for writing a short story:
- Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
- Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
- Every character should want something, even if…
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