PEACE! What is it? Amity, harmony, concord and tranquility are some of the synonyms. There are many definitions of peace. Sometimes, it is just a word we use, with hope. For me and, I believe, most war veterans, it has a striking meaning — the absence of war (or whatever euphemism armed conflict receives) is something we seldom experience. War for us is always there lurking, even when it is not thought about, because it has “invaded” our cellular makeup.