Operation Song is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Nashville Tennessee founded in 2012. They pair professional songwriters with veterans, active military and their families to help them tell their stories through song. Weekly workshops are held in Tennessee and events and group retreats are sponsored throughout the U.S. Veterans need no musical background, only the desire to tell their story. In a typical session, the songwriter listens and encourages the participant to lay out the "puzzle pieces" of his or her experience. Together, they arrange those pieces into verses and choruses. The result is a complete song that they can call their own.
American Legion Dalton, GA was fortunate enough to host Operation Song in February 2016. Musicians from this organization worked with Veterans to write and perform their own personal songs