Dr. Circe Olson Woessner, ND, Executive Director of the American Military Family & Learning Center in Tijeras New Mexico,, is an Army wife of twenty years and mother to an Army Veteran.. She taught in the overseas Department of Defense Schools in Europe and the Caribbean and currently works forthe federal government. In 2016, she and fellow Munich alum, Alexander George compiled the stories of University of Maryland, Munich, Germany alumni, resulting in a the third of a trilogy of books documenting the history of that campus’ 40-year history. She coedited the Museum’s first anthology, From the Frontlines to the Home Front: New Mexicans Reflect on War. She has been featured in the Army Times and has been quoted in scholarly books about growing up on military bases overseas.
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Celebrating Almost 400 Years of American Military Family History…
Dear Friends of Military Families…
I’m writing to you because our museum (Museum of the American Military Family) has put out a call for stories for a new anthology. It’s called “War Child: Lessons Learned From Growing Up in War”and it will be focusing on stories of war from a child’s/teens perspective.
I’m inviting you to consider a short memory piece from your perspective ( recalling your past) and ending it with a reflection on lessons learned, or the impact war has had on your life–either living through war time, serving in a combat zone as a teen, or in dealing with your family’s aftermath-PTSD, injury, etc. If you know someone who might be interested in contributing a story, please feel free to pass this on.
All proceeds of this book would go to fund educational programming at our museum– there would be no payment to you, but all contributors will be given a book and the opportunity to participate in various book-related activities. Our last book was supported by the NM Humanities Council and was used in multiple discussion groups…
This will become an important work as it will discuss what war does to children– through the voices of those children, and it will show how those lessons have shaped you as an adult–we hope to have this be part of a larger humanities project as well.
Stories can be of pre-deployment, deployment, post-deployment and legacy & aftermath.
We hope to get stories from many perspectives and age groups…I’d really appreciate your participation!
Submissions will be ongoing till June 30, 2017 and we are aiming for a October 2017 publishing date…
Please send stories to: email@example.com
More information about this project and others can be found here:
We appreciate it! Thank you for helping us tell the story of America’s military families…
Dr. Circe Olson Woessner, Director
Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center
546 B State Hwy 333 (Historic Route 66) Tijeras, NM 87059
Open SAT -SUN 12:30-6:00 PM;
FRI workshops & by appointment
PO Box 5085
Albuquerque, NM 87185
The Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center brings together people with shared experiences showcasing and honoring those who also served–America’s Military Families.