A group of high school students in a small Connecticut town wanted to perform a play telling the stories of actual soldiers in Iraq. But their school said no, afraid it might offend members of their community.Kids say the darndest things, don't they? Honest and truthful things that some people are afraid to hear. Those kinds of things.
"For us, it's pro-troops," Lanza said, "It's about the troops' feelings, what's happening to the troops, not whether or not war is an issue."
The troops, Lanza said, do not have a large enough voice -- "not at all." So the students set out to give soldiers the voice they lacked. They prepared a series of monologues for their school play using stories and words from actual American soldiers and Iraqis.