One of my neighbors is the amazing photographer Leslie Granda-Hill. She has done extensive work with The Wounded Warrior project, which uses its programs to provide emotional, physical, lifestyle, and monetary support to returning veterans. Its mission is to take a “holistic approach when serving warriors and their families to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.” Basically, The Wounded Warrior project acknowledges that coming home is the first step in a journey that needs companions and support. You can donate here: Wounded Warrior Project.
One of Leslie’s projects is called “Coming Home” – a photo essay on wounded warriors. I encourage you to take some time to visit the photographs and to read the mini-essays that accompany it. Coming Home is almost never easy.
In December, Leslie will have a reception for the opening of her photography displayed at the Montclair Library’s main branch: “Only in New Jersey.”