At a Church where we are at the lower age of the spectrum, I often find veterans. For me it is a privillage talking to them; all there stories are different.
One Australian, fought in the pacific. His description of the war is said in fondness and mateship. His description of his first patrol was one of terror, but patrols after that were 'a bit of fun'.
Another veteran is a German, he was conscripted in his mid teens. Placed on an anti-aircraft gun and watched his friends explode beside him. His story is of horror.
Church is one of those places where peace and at times reconciliation can be found, a meeting place for all those who have experince war.