Following a five-week writing workshop held at the Piedmont Area Veterans Council in Farmville, VA, four authors were presented with copies of their finished products. Ramon Stafford, “49 Months aboard the Cambria”, an account of one phase of a retired Navy Master Chief. Phyllis Stafford, “Oh, Best Beloved,” stories told by a Navy wife to her children, grandchildren, and great … Read More
Home and Abroad projects in 2019 are supported in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities, whose mission is “to tell the stories of all Virginians—or, better yet, find ways for people to tell their own stories. We want to connect Virginians with their history and culture and, in doing that, help bring us all a bit closer together.“ Home … Read More
Home and Abroad had a table at the June 8 Tribute to Armed Forces Veterans at the Firemen’s Arena in Farmville, VA. Information about our free writing program for military, veterans, and family was available. Deanna Schwartz, one of the program’s authors, helped explain the benefits of the program. The event was organized by the Piedmont Area Veterans Council, VFW … Read More
CONNECTINGVETS.COM’S Matt Saintsing chronicles Thomas Bragg’s 850 mile journey from Blackstone, Virginia, to Mundelein, Illinois, and the grave of his friend Eddie Lama, who died on March 31, 1969, in Vietnam. A search, a book, and a promise kept 50 years later APRIL 02, 2019 – 3:34 PM Thomas Bragg fulfilled a promise decades after he made it when … Read More
The Director will be speaking about writing as a form of empowerment at this conference next month. Dr. Lund is also seeking contributors to a possible volume of stories about service in the military. Follow instructions above if you’re interested in attending. If you’re unable to attend but are interested, use the Contact page to send a query.
Ten veterans who attend Baptist Union Baptist Church in Dillwyn, Virginia, wrote about their time serving in the Armed Forces, and the NPR station in Harrisonburg, Virginia, posted a story for this Veterans Day about their expriences. It begins “There are many ways to honor Veterans on Veteran’s Day, but one of the easiest may be simply listening to their … Read More
Baptist Union Baptist Church of Dillwyn, Virginia is making available “Serving God and Country: The stories of Our Veterans,” a 72-page booklet written by military veterans in their congregation in partnership with Home and Abroad, a free writing program for military, veterans, and family. The bookletwill be available in print (as long as supply lasts) or in electronic … Read More
“Long live Eddie we have found Eddie and rounding up his family this is great.” Thomas Bragg, Vietnam Vet, Blackstone, Virginia, 2018. In 2015 Thomas wrote in his memoirs about the death of his friend and fellow platoon member, Eddie Lama. He continues to hear from members of the Lama family and others in his unit. Thomas’ book, “Keeping it … Read More