It was a huge honor for me to present the story of my dad’s six-year imprisonment at the National Archives for the opening of their “Remembering Vietnam” exhibit.

You can watch the video on C-SPAN here. (I begin speaking at the 3-minute mark.) Or click the link below:

My family joined me in our nation’s capitol for a once-in-a-lifetime trip we will never forget:

The National Archives Museum. Home to our original United States Constitution and The Declaration of Independence.

With our State Representative Greg Walden

Savanna and I at the Vietnam Memorial Wall

The White House

Cruz and I with Good old Abe

My sister Jane – so thrilled she could join us for the presentation!

AND, in honor of Veterans Day, my book Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton; An Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in Vietnam is on sale this week. It’s the perfect gift for the veteran on your list! I promise s/he will be inspired and encouraged by my dad’s story of endurance in the midst of the brutalities of war.  It is also a story of God’s beautiful redemption and saving grace. You can find it here:

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A portion of the proceeds from the book goes to benefit The Headstrong Project, an organization by veterans for veterans that provides free mental health care that works.

As always, I am grateful and humbled by the men and women who have sacrificed so much on behalf of our great nation.

In appreciation,


Written by Amy
Amy Shively Hawk is the author of Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton: An Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in Vietnam, with a foreword by John McCain. She lives in Hood River, Oregon, where she serves on the elder board and teaches bible classes at her local church. In the summer, she may be found on the sunny Columbia River windsurfing, paddle boarding, or doing SUP yoga with her husband Steve and their lively teenagers, Savanna and Cruise.