Brothers and Sisters Like These – An Evening of Readings By U.S. Veterans
From the stage of the Veterans Healing Farm in Hendersonville, NC, we invite you to hear the stories from the men and women who served our country in the Vietnam War, Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. This fundraising event will be a very special evening for everyone. We hope you can attend.
In 2014, a group of Vietnam combat veterans began meeting at
the Charles George VAMC to participate in a novel creative writing program. The focus was on capturing their stories through narrative and poetry to find the voices war had taken from them. There was hope to reclaim a sense of their shared humanity, build camaraderie and find some degree of healing.
In 2017, a staged reading of the veterans’ work, Brothers Like These, was hosted at the Asheville Community Theatre. Eighteen of the veterans read their work to a captivated audience. The evening was a watershed moment in underscoring the healing value of bearing witness. The men’s lives began to take on new meaning.