Special Operation: Songwriters Bob Regan, Don Goodman Aid Military

Operation Song, the organization started by longtime Nashville songwriters Bob Regan and Don Goodman to aid military members, made a trip to Washington D.C. on Memorial Day to perform at the WWII Memorial on the National Mall.

The group performed new single “Last Monday in May,” which was co-created by Regan and Goodman along with six veterans. Ward Davis is the vocalist on the track which is available at Operationsong.org and digital outlets. All profits from the sale will benefit Operation Song. The full album Operation Song will be available June 9, 2015.

Operation Song’s mission is to empower veterans and active duty military to tell their stories through the process of songwriting in creative and therapeutic settings. They are paired with top Nashville songwriters to share their experiences through music. Thus far, there have been more than 200 songs created.

Over the past two years, Operation Song has had weekly programs at the veterans hospitals in Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Clarksville, Tenn., and hosted songwriting retreats across the country.

Recently, the organization was featured in the New Yorker, and Regan was featured on Nekst.biz.

LEFT: Sergeant Ian Thomas Wagner, Jimmy Ray Sells and Don Goodman

(L-R): Sergeant Ian Thomas Wagner, veteran Jimmy Ray Sells and Bob Regan perform in Washington D.C.

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