National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Arts created Operation Homecoming to help U.S. troops and their families write about their wartime experiences. Their letters, poems, stories, and memoirs will be collected into a national archive, and the best submissions will be published in a literary anthology. The anthology submission deadline is May 31, 2005; submissions after this date still will be included in the archive.
Through this program, some of America's most distinguished writers are conducting workshops at military installations and are contributing educational resources to help the troops and their families share their stories. With Operation Homecoming: Beyond Glory, the NEA extends this initiative to tour the play Beyond Glory, bringing to the stage the personal accounts of American servicemen who have been honored for their heroic deeds.