Operation: Melody

By: Cecile Juliette Email
By: Cecile Juliette Email

Local organization Grand Valley Blue Star Mothers matches musical instruments with veterans who want to learn to play.

Blue Star Mothers is just one of the several booths aimed at helping veterans that will be at the Downtown Farmers' Market Festival in Grand Junction this Thursday night.

This special program puts musical instruments in the hands of veterans. It's called Operation Melody. The Blue Star Mothers already have an arsenal of instruments - but they need more.

They say they want to make sure all vets get the opportunity to play, but first plan to focus on those suffering from traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. But they say all applicants will be considered.

The Moms say they'd eventually like to expand this program to include art supplies. They believe music and art will provide the right kind of therapy for our soldiers who've been injured in battle.

For more information, click the link below.

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