Retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Perry A. Puccetti Selected as Guest Speaker For HVWP's Annual Veterans’ Pen Celebration

Oct 06, 2014


Kansas City, Mo. — Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project (HVWP), a national non-profit that provides therapeutic writing services to hospitalized and outpatient veterans served by the Department of Veterans Affairs, selected Perry A. Puccetti as the keynote speaker for its Annual Veterans’ Pen Celebration.  

Puccetti was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps as Lieutenant Colonel, serving leadership roles around the world as an AH-1 attack helicopter pilot and weapons and tactics instructor. 

“I’m honored to support HVWP and Veterans’ Voices, the only national publication devoted to the writing of hospitalized and outpatient veterans served by the Department of Veterans Affairs,” said Puccetti. “During my tenure and beyond, I have always believed that it is through the power of the written word that memories come alive, experiences are shared and comrades are honored.”



The annual event convenes American veterans, key dignitaries and regional civic and business leaders to celebrate and honor veterans and their contributions to Veterans’ Voices, HVWP’s publication focused on empowering veterans through the written word. 

“We are honored to have Perry as a member of our team and thank him for his service,” said Jerry D. Brown, president of HVWP. “He understands the important contributions our writing veterans make and values the healing process that our therapeutic writing program offers to all our Veterans.”

The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. Current sponsors include the Title Sponsor, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Event Sponsor, Triple-I. For additional ticket and sponsorship information, visit www.veteransvoices.org. 

About Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project (HVWP) and Veterans’ Voices 
Founded in 1946, HVWP provides writing as therapy to rehabilitate hospitalized and outpatient veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs system. In 1952, HVWP established the magazine, Veterans’ Voices, in an effort to empower veterans by publishing their work at a national level. The magazine is published three times per year and is distributed to VA medical centers across the country. HVWP and Veterans’ Voices is governed by a board of 10 dignitaries, business leaders and veterans. The board oversees HVWP’s operations, coordinates programs with members and orchestrates its writing aids, VAVS representatives and volunteers. For additional information about HVWP, please call 816-701-6844 or visit www.veteransvoices.org.


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