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“Thanks to John Chilstrom, Chaplain Weir, and the VA staff for helping us dedicate the meditation walk at the clinic.” The Rev. Christian Hawley


image1“Truly, this is the first Oversized Check I’ve ever handled. I’m thankful for the generosity of these fine cyclists who have given such a generous gift to the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship. I’m pictured here with Vietnam Veterans, the folks who are teaching more recent veterans how to come home from a war. This gift was given in loving memory of Vietnam veteran and Army chaplain Bob Tarbet. Beverly Tarbet (on the other end of the Oversized Check) believes in the mission of the EVF because of her experiences with Bob coming home from Vietnam “a different person.” They found healing and hope through the Church, counselors, and friends, after their significant trials. We hope to bring healing to veterans and their families through this gift.” EVF Founder, The Rev. Dr. David W. Peters


EVF Bishop Magness Inducts Bob and Warren
November 29, 2016


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I Am

I am returning to a civilized world

I no longer recognize.

Eight years go

to the night we toasted our brothers

beneath a mortar streaked sky –

too tired to run for shelter, too comforted

in the fire of a makeshift grill, too much

feeling as if the others should be here.

I am in a safe community of strangers

each one known by the chirp

of a car alarm, the slam of a door.

In the absence of danger we’re creating

our own fear.

I am trying

to wring stories out of a dry brain,

some by folks not here to tell them.

I am over the desire to look

for what’s falling from the sky,

but I am wondering if I shouldn’t be.

D.A. Gray, 2016

Poet DA Gray, MFA Sewanee

 

 


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"I am convinced that it is one of the most unjust wars that has ever been fought in the history of the world. Our involvement in the war in Vietnam has torn up the Geneva Accord. It has strengthened ... See more

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The injustice of the Vietnam War was a frequent topic for Dr. King in many of his final sermons. He preached at length about it at the Washington National Cathedral in what was to be his final ... See more

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Dear EVF Friends,

Yesterday I went to jail. I accompanied Hospitaller Brother Jim Cochrun to the County Jail to visit with the veterans who live in the Veterans Dormitory. It was a blessed time, ... See more

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Timeline Photos

Our New Logo:

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After Airport Shooting, Carter Says PTSD Plagues Many Vets

SecDet Carter offering some incredible insight (not). Looking forward to seeing how incoming secretary Mattis will address PTS and Moral injury, and partner meaningfully with the VA to establish and ... See more

PTSD continues to trouble many in the military, Defense Secretary Carter said in his first comments since the airport shootings.

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Gruntworks

The new Secretary of Defense with some words every Veteran needs to hear.

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Dear EVF Friends,
This email is coming to you on Christmas Day because we need each other, especially this time of year when expectations for happiness are high. That's why we're going to meet in ... See more

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