Those who have not yet seen the moving and beautifully-performed play, "A Piece of My Heart," have one last chance to do so today at 3 p.m. at USCB's Performing Arts Center in Beaufort.
The show tells the true stories of the brave women who served in Vietnam during the war, and reveals much about the life-changing experiences they endured.
Who knew that our female nurses, entertainers and Red Cross workers suffered some of the same internal and external wounds as our courageous fighting men?
Many of us were deeply touched one way or another by this painful time in our history. We had family members, friends and neighbors who served in Vietnam and -- if they returned at all -- came back to us drastically changed. This play was, for me, a cathartic event. I was deeply touched by the writing, the healing truth and the humanity it portrayed.
This show not only reflects the terror and agony of war and its aftermath -- it also reveals the courage, humor and strength of the patriotic men and women who served. You will laugh and cry throughout the play, which is so artfully acted by a wonderful cast of local performers. Don't miss it, and take your hanky.