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Oct 2, 2014
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SHARE SIX WORDS ON COMING HOME FROM WAR.

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Six Word Memoirs is honored to team up with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to hear stories about coming home from war—in exactly six words. IAVA is the country's first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has more than 200,000 veteran members and civilian supporters nationwide. IAVA addresses the critical issues facing new veterans and their families, including challenges related to education, employment and healthcare.

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