The Mission Continues http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Hitting The Right Note: St. Louis Non-Profit Helps Veterans Heal Through Music http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hitting-right-note-st-louis-non-profit-helps-veterans-heal-through-music <p>For veterans struggling to adjust to civilian life, playing music can provide a means of focus and escape. That's the founding idea of Six String Heroes, a non-profit organization based at Jefferson Barracks. The organization connects St. Louis area veterans with guitar lessons as a means of music therapy.</p><p>After six lessons, veterans can earn a free guitar. So far, more than 170 guitars have been awarded.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:28:21 +0000 Jeremy Bailey & Camille Phillips 31349 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hitting The Right Note: St. Louis Non-Profit Helps Veterans Heal Through Music Upcoming St. Louis parade to welcome home Iraq War veterans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/upcoming-st-louis-parade-welcome-home-iraq-war-veterans <p>A parade will be held in downtown St. Louis on Saturday honoring the men and women that served in Iraq.</p><p>The idea for the parade was started by two St. Charles men, Craig Schneider and Tom Applebaum. They approached the veterans group, <a href="http://www.missioncontinues.org/">The Mission Continues,</a> with the idea and they agreed to partner with them to make the parade happen.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:54:45 +0000 Julie Bierach 2911 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Upcoming St. Louis parade to welcome home Iraq War veterans