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By Karen Green I’d like to have a dime for every teardrop that I shed, then it wouldn’t seem worthless to shed tears to clear my head. Sometimes my heart feels heavy, my life so filled with fears, I could relieve myself from this weight if I just would shed some tears. I’ve always been(…)

My Gratitude

By Michael D. Monfrooe “Do no harm,” a sacred oath to which you swore. I too took an oath preparing me for war. You trained long and hard to be the very best. I served our country, medals on my chest. You treat the suffering, comfort families that wait. I trained men and women, not(…)

A Gift of Hope

by Charles S. Parnell Give me a gift that none can give, A gfit of hope, a reason to live. Grant me this gift within your reach, A lesson to learn, a lesson to teach.   Give me the faculty to cry, To start again, a reason why. Grant me the strength to fill the(…)

You’re Invited to the Pen Celebration

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 2-4 pm WWI Museum 100 W. 26th St, Kansas City, MO   The Board of Directors of Veterans Voices Writing Project, the publishers of Veterans’ Voices, invites you to The Veterans’ Pen Celebration Saturday, November 1st, 2014 2-4 pm WWI Museum 100 W. 26th St, Kansas City, MO RSVP Here by October 24th.(…)

Hope for Humanity

By Carlos Ortiz A great person once told me life is a journey to be lived, Not a problem to be solved. I continuously reiterate these words to all my friends and family Who are overwhelmed with life or are dysfunctionally involved. These words are the essences of my sanity, For I am constantly worried(…)


By Earnest Jenkins   Healing comes when we come together to bring peace. Our faith keeps us connected to one another. Our thoughts constantly rotate around in isolation. We fall into a deep sleep. We awaken to a sound of a new day a day of reckoning that gives us the power to heal the(…)

HVWP Hosts Open House, Celebrates New Office Space

HVWP Hosts Open House, Celebrates New Office Space

Kansas City, Mo. — Veterans Voices Writing Project (HVWP), a national non-profit that provides therapeutic writing services to hospitalized and outpatient veterans served by the Department of Veterans Affairs, will open its doors this fall to Kansas City’s civic and business community. In June 2014, HVWP was kicked out of its office in Mission, Kan., by(…)

Veterans’ Voices Is Not Publishing Summer Issue

For the first time in its 65-year history, Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project (VVWP), the publishers of Veterans’ Voices magazine, will not publish a Summer issue. Due to unexpected costs and time constraints of a forced move to new offices, VVWP volunteers do not have the resources, both in time and money, to publish a Summer(…)