Army Vet Dan Perkins Creates “Songs and Stories for Soldiers” Providing MP3 Players for Active Duty Soldiers

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Best Selling Author, Speaker and American Army Veteran, Dan Perkins, Creates a Non-Profit to Provide soldiers with MP3 Players delivering hours of therapeutic music and stories, including 8-hours of “sleepy-time” music.

Songs and Stories for Soldiers by Dan Perkins

Songs and Stories for Soldiers

We know the price every active duty member of the armed forces pays. We want them to know we are working to do something for them.

As a veteran himself, best-selling author and speaker Dan Perkins has taken on a new role: American Veteran Advocate. Dan knows firsthand the type of emotional stress that veterans experience when they return from active duty. Whether they have bodily scars or emotional ones, each vet is changed by war.

“We know the price every active duty member of the armed forces pays. We want them to know we are working to do something for them. By providing this customizable MP3 player, any veteran in the VA hospital system will have soothing songs, stories, and their own type of music that they enjoy. While not an answer to all their needs, it is something we can do to remind them that someone cares,” said Dan Perkins.

Songs and Stories for Soldiers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to providing free, customizable electronic entertainment for members of the American Military, both active and retired. They are providing MP3 players, with headsets and USB connection cable or the most recent technology, free to American Military. They have started with active duty wounded, and as their needs are met they will branch out to Veterans and VA hospitals across the United States.

Over the last two years, since the inspirational start of this program, they given away 2,100 MP3 players, all delivered through local Salvation Army groups and VA Hospitals. It has been with the generous gifts of private individuals and small groups. But there is so many more Veterans and Active Duty personnel who would benefit from this gift.

One of the things that Perkins knows is the trouble military personnel have in sleeping. Many have PTSD, and although they may fall asleep, they can’t stay asleep. Songs and Stories for Soldiers have recently added 8-hours of music to sooth their spirits and help them fall asleep and stay asleep until morning.

Summer marks many patriotic holidays. Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th--all reasons to celebrate our freedoms that so many have sacrificed their lives so we could enjoy. Everyday should be a day that America pays tribute to the active duty and retired military personnel. By giving generously to Songs and Stories for Soldiers, many more will benefit from this program. A specially provided video describing the program fully is available for viewing at

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