The Veteran Music Project was launched in 2019 through the Alchemy Sky Foundation. This organization cooperates with the Wounded Warrior Project.
JACKSONVILLE, FL — This “Stories of Service” features veterans using the power of music to tell their stories.
We spoke to wounded warriors from the First Coast who wrote special songs in their own words. He talks about the challenges injured veterans face as they transition into civilian life.
Natalie Marcano Sidbury said, “Each of us got the chance to write something that was close and dear to our hearts.” that’s what i’m thinking.”
Marcano-Sidberry is a Navy veteran. She and other veterans wrote the song “I’m a Warrior.” In her songs she can hear words from her personal diary of herself.
“Hearing the ‘I’m the hero I want’ part and how our music teacher put it into the song really touched me,” she explained.
Ricky Herndon is a Marine Corps veteran who contributed the lyrics to the song.
“When we started putting it all together, the whole aspect of us that other veterans and the public could hear and say they were going through it in their own lives, we What can I say about my own story, he added.
This veterans music project was launched in 2019 through the Alchemy Sky Foundation. This organization cooperates with the Wounded Warrior Project. We introduce our nation’s heroes through the process of writing and recording songs with experts from Jacksonville and Atlanta.
“I enjoyed the songwriting process because we ended up doing it together,” said Herndon.
A story of service through the power of music.
“Hopefully this will encourage more veterans to write songs,” added Marcano Sidbury.
The song “I am a Warrior” is available on many streaming platforms. You can also listen here.