OUR PATRIOTIC CAUSE
Volunteering With a Purpose
Writing is proven therapy–a good, safe and easily accessible way to process thoughts, feelings, ideas and trauma.
Seeing your work published can heal and build self-esteem.
It can mean so much to a veteran when a story, poem or artwork is published in Veterans’ Voices magazine Veterans are looking for a helping hand like you to bolster their self-esteem, ease their mind and make them proud to have served our country. VVWP has gone to great lengths to instill in the hearts of veterans a pride of accomplishment, a reward for an endeavor well done. For many veterans, seeing their poetry, prose, and artwork in print can be the boost that they need to help get over depression, emotional trauma or moral injury. More than one veteran has gone on to have a book published, and they still regularly contribute to the magazine.
One of those veterans, Van Garner, was always encouraged when he saw his writing in print. As a former mental patient, Van knew the value of a friend, someone who is there in bad times as well as good times. Van believed, in a way, VVWP saved his life, lifting him up from the bottom when he needed it.
“VVWP is that friend that guided me from the darkness of myself into a light of trust for tomorrow,” wrote Van.
Every issue of Veterans’ Voices contains the writing and artwork of veterans from nearly every state. Manuscripts and letters from veterans express how thrilled they are to see their remembrances and compositions in print. You can help this long-standing American tradition to carry on by volunteering your time, your skill, and your energy to this most patriotic cause.
The continuation of VVWP depends on you!