A white-haired man with a guitar walks into a conference room at Fort Campbell, Tennessee and greets a group of assembled veterans. He's five minutes early, but they're already clearly settled in, waiting for him.
New Music Monday. "War is Hell" was written with Casey Willett in our Chattanooga program. Casey has been a great advocate for the program and we are honored to have helped him tell his story. (OpSong writers Steve Dean and Don Goodman.)
Today's "New Music Monday" song is, "Going for he Gold in our Golden Years," written by request for the VA Golden Age Games. The VA is working on a video for the song which will be used to promote the games next year in Anchorage. Written with veteran Howard Spier, Regie Hamm and Bob Regan, vocal by Regie.
For our friends in the Murfreesboro, Rutherford County area; This Sunday, Metro Diner is having a soft opening and they are offering complimentary meals (with a donaiton of any size to Operation Song.) You must RSVP. See the flyer for details. See you there!
Would love to get on the mail out please. Paul Paul Newby is that you in the pic. If it is not you have a twin out there somewhere that our never told us about..lol
1 week 5 days ago
Got a copy in my mailbox down here in Fayetteville, TN this weekend. Great read!
2 weeks 2 days ago
I saw this! So glad more people will know about Op Song!
1 - 2 weeks 3 days ago
I guess I jumped the gun Paul with my above comment. After reading all of thè entry I see that it is yoù so this gives me a chance to tell that I thiñk you did a tremendous job along with your cohorts in crime in writing the Long Black Wall. I always felt like you were still carrying part of Viet Nam on your shoulders. Now I understand why..thank you for everything..
The feeling of pride had faded since Briana Sammons ‘18 returned from her service as Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, but as the notes sprang from the guitar and her words flowed from the mouth of a professional songwriter, the sense of pride came back to her in full force. “I’m gra...
A heartfelt "Thank You" to all who donated to Operation Song on #GivingTuesday We are honored and humbled by your continuing support. (Pictured below, Gold Star Kids w Tamara Stewart at our "Soldiers Child" retreat last Spring.)
Very grateful to lightning 100 for making us a veteran charity recipient for this event.
Friday was electric. It was a night that we will certainly never forget! Thank you @jimmy.miller1969 for capturing some of the magic.
and thanks for making it possible.
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The War and Treaty
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