Kim Phuc, pictured above, was running from an airborne attack, horribly burned with napalm, in June of 1972, 40 years ago. She ran blindly, in unbelievable pain, right at the lens of Associated Press photog Nick Ut. I don’t know what his shutter speed was. 1/125th? 1/250th? The blink of an eye. The click of a shutter. And this young girl ran into the pages of history.
Kim has found peace, and a message she can offer, borne of her suffering. She runs The Kim Foundation International, which promotes reconciliation, and she acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO. She has transformed from “the girl in the picture,” or, “the napalm girl,” into a viable, visible symbol of peace and hope. Her’s is an important story of resilience, courage, and forgiveness.
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA TO ADDRESS AN UNMET NEED OF SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES?
Many of our faithful service members go off to war with a desire to serve our country as loyal Americans. Having served our country in wars from WWII, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and others, many of our veterans return to the United States with a deep sentiment that their future efforts are best spent making the country aware of the need for world peace. Veterans must often explain their views as being more patriotic than marching off to wars that are often not supported by the people of our country. At Veterans For Peace believe we will be serving the needs of veterans - current and future, along with their families, by speaking in schools on the true costs of war and the need to be a culture that promotes peace.
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