Member Rara Avis
America the beautiful
I do. I was only 8 when it happened, but I remember that the U.S. and other countries had troops over in the Middle East-Operation Desert Shield-and then it became Desert Storm sometime at the end of January 1991 (if memory serves me correctly). I had been told that the reason for the war was that Iraq had invaded Kuwait, and the United States was an ally of Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia was helping Kuwait. (Now that I'm over, I realize that there were more reasons for us to send troops over--oil, for instance. But I didn't know that then.) I also remember my class at school wrote letters to the soldiers over in the Middle East. One of them replied to me, and I think I still have the letter I received somewhere. (I hope so!) Anyway, I'm interested in any of your memories of this time that you would like to share.
God bless America, my home sweet home.