The Memorial Day Writers’ Project, which has been hosting veteran poets, writers, singers, and storytellers in a tent near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day and Veterans Day since 1993, once again this year is asking veterans to participate in the event on November 11
As MDWP’s Dick Epstein puts it: “We who have been there, whether infantrymen, truck driver, cook, medic, mechanic, pilot or supply clerk—you who spent time under the glaring sun, you who floated in a cesspool of never-ending rain, clogged deep in mud or blinded in a white-out trudging forward in snow covered terrain. All of you have something to contribute—to welcome our young veterans home and to remind them they are not alone. “
For more info, including how to get on the reader’s list for November 11, go to the Project’s website. That site also has a reprint of “Magic Moments Near the Wall, ” the article on the Project that appeared in the November 2002 issue of The VVA Veteran .