Re-Creation group members arrive at each facility about 4 hours before show time to set-up equipment, change into costume and visit throughout the hospital to the patients’ individual rooms and wards. They take the time to visit personally and intimately with patients, expressing a nation’s gratitude for the veterans’ sacrifices. The visits are lively and enthusiastic. Each veteran is greeted with respect and admiration.
The veterans are then escorted to the performance area…and what a show! Songs from every era presented in a pageantry of lavish, original costuming, original and unique vocal arrangements, dynamic, stylized choreography and a true, genuine spirit of gratitude!
The show is carefully designed with regard to the diversity of the veteran population.
And audience participation is an absolute must! The cast members circulate among our heroes, shaking hands, touching shoulders, engaging the veterans with sincerity and honor!
Re-Creation leaves copies of the CD’s and DVD’s with every VA visit so the patients may watch or listen to the show again and again! These materials are used to lift morale and even in physical rehab sessions!
Re-Creation always ends the program with heartfelt words of thanks for the veterans. This is probably one of the most impacting times in the program. The group’s goal is to remind these very special men and women that they are not alone, and that there are people in this country who are aware and appreciative for what our veterans have done for America.
After the closing patriotic finale, the group members spend more time visiting, creating a sense of family. They then take everyone back to his or her room, pack-up equipment and drive on…averaging about 300 to 400 miles a day!
“Dear Re-Creation, I would like to personally express my appreciation to you and your very fine group of young adults for the wonderful music presented to our veterans. Our hearts soared as we listened to those tried and true patriotic melodies. I couldn’t help but sing along! Not only was the music presented beautifully, but your singers were warm and inviting and extremely professional in their presentation. Thank you all for giving your time and talents to our veterans and to our beloved USA . Please know that you are welcome to come and sing for us any and every chance you get! You made our day!”Birmingham, AL VAMC
“Dear Re-Creation, This year’s performances were outstanding! The cast and crew were extremely energetic and outgoing. Their room visits and interactions with the audience made everyone feel honored. The production was a great morale booster and very therapeutic for our veterans. Thank you for your generosity and concern for the morale and welfare of our hospitalized veterans.”San Antonio , TX VAMC
Re-Creation has been cited by the
Freedom’s Foundation at Valley Forge as:
“AMERICA’S AMBASSADORS TO HOSPITALIZED VETERANS”
for providing live, therapeutic entertainment to
America’s VA Health Care system for 40 years!