On this Memorial Day weekend, I want to share some of the interesting research I have been doing for my book “Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life.” One focus of the book is how the arts have been central to helping returning veterans past and present renew and transform their lives. There are many wonderful organizations involved in this: the National Veterans Art Museum, Military Experience and the Arts, the Veterans Art Program, and others. They will all be featured in the book and in the series of resource guides that are growing out of it.
Recently the wonderful organization Military Experience and the Arts had its second annual symposium in Lawton, Oklahoma. One of the participants was the grandson of World War II General George Patton. He emphasized the importance of storytelling in the process of healing from trauma. Check out this article from the Lawton Constitution.
READ…REFLECT…SHARE…SUPPORT THE ARTS FOR VETERANS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.
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