I had an email the other day from Laura Hammons, the founder of Daughters of Vietnam Veterans, a vibrant and talented group of daughters and sons of Vietnam veterans from all over the world. The group is made up of artists, musicians, playwrights, photographers, journalists and others from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Vietnam. They have an excellent web site , and are looking to expand their membership.
“Our mission, ” Hammons says, “is to enable ‘sisters’ to use this organization to network with other ‘sisters and brothers’ with advocacy projects through artistic means.” Many of the advocacy projects are humanitarian and peace-making efforts throughout the world. Another of the group’s priorities is to bring awareness of secondary post-traumatic stress disorder.