Program, concert to set veterans’ stories in song

CLAYTON — Operation Song, a national nonprofit based in Nashville that pairs professional songwriters with veterans to tell their stories of service, camaraderie, and bravery will be in session at 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel today and Thursday.

The program will conclude with a public concert at 6 p.m. Thursday at the hotel, 200 Riverside Drive.

By working with Operation Song and turning memories into lasting mementos, veterans gain a way to share their stories with friends and family. Participating veterans write with songwriters, see their stories performed in public and receive a recorded copy of their songs, free of charge.

Operation Song works with North Country Troopers Assisting Troops, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Warriors Heart and others who serve veterans across the country. The organization was founded in 2012 by Grammy & Dove Award-nominated songwriter Bob Regan.

This morning, four Nashville-based songwriters were set to work with selected local veterans to write songs. The sessions are closed to the public. Results will be shared at Thursday’s public concert.

Tickets for the concert are $35 each (includes light edibles) or $500 for a table seating up to 10 (includes light fare and drink tickets). All proceeds go to Operation Song and North Country Troopers Assisting Troops.For a ticket link, go to

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