Love letter campaign

Whether you are the spouse, parent, sibling, friend, caregiver, or other loved one of one 
of our nation’s veterans, we invite you to join us in a very special project!

Love letter campaign

The idea for this project, The Love Letter Campaign, started on October 2, 2011, when I 
decided to write an open love letter to my husband… a wounded warrior who kept asking 
me the question on the minds of so many struggling heroes… “Why do you still love me?”.

Here is the letter I wrote:

The response we received to that letter was overwhelming.  It touched a cord in many 
caregivers and spouses.  It made them stop for a moment and reminded them of their own 
can sometimes get pushed to the side.

In our lives now often challenged by the “ugly” sides of invisible injuries like PTSD 
(post-traumatic stress disorder) and TBI (traumatic brain injury) and the difficulties of 
physical injuries we can all sometimes loose track of the “why’s”.  But those “why’s” are the 
very things that bind us together during the hard times and give us even more joy in 
celebrating the good times.  They are the things that keep us going and fighting to find a 
new kind of happy after the battlefield, even when it seems impossible.

Sharing those “why’s” also gives us each the opportunity to respond to those who do not 
understand our choices to stand by our heroes despite sometimes difficult to handle 
personality changes caused by PTSD and TBI.

Basically, this project is a celebration of the rest of our stories… the stories that have 
continued after the battlefield… the stories of heartache but also of triumph, of sadness 
but also of joy… the stories that represent a lifetime of love despite and because of the 
very things that we have chosen NOT to allow to defeat us or our heroes.

Please join us by writing a love letter to your own dear hero!  Tell the world your story (and 
all the reasons why that story continues!).  To submit your story, CLICK HERE.


Brannan Vines
Proud wife of an OIF Veteran
Founder of 

*Unfortunately, I came across this site today, a few days past the campaign date (below). I thought I’d post it anyway for those interested in getting a head start. I recommend visiting the site even if this campaign isn’t your cup of tea (or whiskey), they have a large variety of resources for vets, families, and supporters.

Campaign Dates:
Veteran’s Day through
Valentine’s Day

To submit your letter, CLICK HERE. 

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I will be updating this blog soon so keep an eye out for it!