A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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May 27, 2015
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Shared tears with a WWII veteran.

Daughter and I were on a military base this afternoon shopping. While walking through where food vendors are, I saw a elderly man in a wheel chair fidgeting with something in his hands. He was alone, head down, cup of coffee in front of him, no one person paying any attention whatsoever.
When his head raised I noticed the wording...
 

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