Women at War: Warrior Songs Vol. 2 tells the stories of United States Women Veterans. 15 songs were created from the first hand testimony of 18 women veterans and two Gold Star Families. 17 Songwriters wrote or co-wrote the songs. 64 musicians played or sang on the songs. In total 95 individuals contributed to this CD, of which 49 were women. 26 Veterans worked on the project. The songs were recorded in 13 studios spanning nine cities in six states. The CD will be made available to veterans free of charge. A purchase of this CD allows us to give the CD’s away free to veterans.
Warriors Song Vol II: Women at War
The military is a single, homogeneous entity – or at least that’s what it tries to make us into. It doesn’t matter where we’re from, our social status, our history, or our gender. The military breaks all that down and builds us back up into one cohesive whole.
Military service changes us. Every one of us … for better, or for worse.
Even as the military changes us, we are also changing the military. It’s no longer just our boys, but also our girls. Women currently make up one-sixth of our military. Women have been serving our country in uniform since its founding, in both combat and non-combat roles. The trail has been blazed; the glass ceiling has been shattered. Women are Warriors, and deserve every honor our society renders to its veterans. It is time for the narrative to catch up to reality!
Our society does not always understand the challenges we face as Veterans, or the tremendous losses endured by our Gold Star Families – a loss that many families never fully recover from. They too have strength, resiliency, and pride. We have invited them to be part of this project, because they could have so easily been our family. We salute them!
This CD is a collaborative effort between Women Veterans and artists who are talented in storytelling and music. In listening to our stories, you become part of our community. We need you. When you listen to our stories, you lessen our individual burdens. In hearing us, you help each of us begin the long journey towards finally being home.
Women at War: Warriors Song Vol. 2 represents all our differences and how we are the same. Throughout it, you will hear notes of:
Pride. Pride in who we are. Pride in who we will become.
“Woman at War: Warrior Songs Vol. 2” Leadership Committee
Connie Baptiste – Air Force
Carissa DiPietro – Army
Shannon James – Gold Star Mother, Marines
Shelly Nichols – Navy
Vera Roddy – Air Force