The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding a partnership with a Nashville nonprofit that links veterans with professional songwriters and musicians at retreats the VA describes as "helping veterans share and cope with military experiences through music." Bob Regan, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and founder of "Operation Song," is up-front about the group's goals: "We're not therapists. We're not here to judge you. We're not here to fix you." What Operation Song can do is take veterans' words and thoughts, "move 'em around and make 'em rhyme," and set them to music, said the 70-year-old Regan, who has written songs recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lee Greenwood, Hank Williams Jr. and others. Read more on Military.com.
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