Voices of Valor helps vets transition through music

SCOTCH PLAINS — For the 27th time in less than two years, Voices of Valor is
about to release a song recording that helped a group of veterans release the
emotional wounds of war and other issues related to military service.

The township-based initiative — founded three years ago by the therapeutic
Music for All Seasons program and funded largely by Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation — will present “Sumac Sky” at Westergard Library in Piscataway on
Thursday. A portion of the song’s lyrics are a tribute to a fallen colleague of
retired Coast Guard reservist Diane Semmling of Piscataway. See videos about
and by Voices of Valor at www.MyCentralJersey.com/video.