Starfish Foundation Inc
March 11, 2010
I am a civilian volunteer for VETS JOURNEY HOME. I am going to go back as many times as they will have me. The healing work that is done by vets and supported by staff is deep, profound, and much-needed. The vets who attended this great weekend, which is free to vets [as VJH says, Vets have paid enough] ranged in ages from about 23 who served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan, to an 80 yr old who had served in Korea. The safety and intimacy of the weekend allowed those vets to share things that they had carried silently for years about their experiences.
And each was welcomed home with gratitude and joy by the staff all weekend, and by staff and visitors on Sunday. It was a beautiful, moving experience for me. I judge that it was even more powerful for those vets.
VJH is essential for vets to "come back" home, even decades after they left the combat zone.
I have not been a part of anything that has had more impact and importance than Vets Journey Home.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
actively offer their important services to all veterans returning home from combat, to gratitude, appreciation and support for their re-integration into home life, with dignity and healing.
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Volunteer & I supported the healing process by holding space and participating in the witnessing of Vets do their work to start to let go of the burdens they carried from their combat experiences.