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Unity Through Music
A choir comprised of formerly homeless veterans took the stage during the TV talent show 'America's Got Talent' and stunned the crowd. Click to watch their emotional performance!
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Actor Gary Sinise is probably best known for his role as Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, but he also uses his talents and passion to support our military. Sinise is a long time supporter of our military and their families, and focuses a lot of his attention on heping wounded veterans lead normal lives. Through his Gary Sinise Foundation, he teams up with various organizations in order to build homes for wounded veterans. These houses are equipped with special features catered to their individual needs. His goal is to make life easier for both the veteran and their family, and to give them as much independence as possible. During an interview with Greta Van Susteren, Gary recieved a surprise phone call at the 4:40 mark from one wounded veteran who wanted to thank him for all that he has done to help his family.
Salisbury, North Carolina is home to one of four SIPU Units (Specialized Inpatient PTSD Unit) in the United States. What SIPU Units typically do is offer a six-week program where veterans not only get to spend quality time amongst other veterans, but also have the opportunity to try new things.
Situated near the shores of the Persian Gulf, the island country of Bahrain can at times have some intense waterways. In fact, the U.S. Navy harbor patrol unit in Bahrain is one of the largest and busiest in the entire Navy. There are 17 boats to cover 14 nautical miles; no easy task.
Many people have played instruments at one point or another. Some may have even wanted so badly to become professional musicians (many have, I'm certain!). We've played pianos. We've experimented with drums. But I can't say with certainty that we've all tried this...
You're deployed, and you know that your young child wants to see you on a daily basis. What do you do?