The Mighty Pen Project 2020 Journal


In this curated collection of original writing, thirteen veterans wrestle with hard won lessons from the frontlines to the homefront. The collection opens with a chaplain preparing to go to war and closes with a memory of an ambush that’s as blurry and surreal as combat itself. These veterans’ though-provoking words illuminate the full range of the military experience: sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, always insightful – even when clear answers are lost in the fog of war.

The Mighty Pen Project is a signature program of the Virginia War Memorial Foundation. Its goal is to generate, preserve, and share stories written by Virginia’s military veterans.