Healing Our Heroes: Project 9 Line music program

Project 9 Line is a nonprofit that helps veterans integrate into civilian life.

Every Thursday, a group of veterans gets together to learn guitar and play some music.

Every Thursday, a group of veterans gets together to learn guitar and play some music. (3/30/16)

AMITYVILLE - They have served our country. But some suffer from PTSD. And a music program in Suffolk County is helping to heal our heroes in this special News 12 Long Island report.

Every Thursday, a group of veterans gets together to learn guitar and play some music.

“It’s camaraderie.  You get together with your vets, play songs and it's a good program,” says Chuck Simmons, of Amityville.

For many, the music program is a release. A way to deal with PTSD.

The music program is part of Project 9 Line. The nonprofit organization helps veterans integrate back into civilian life.

“They talk to each other, and that is the power of it – opening up the lines of communication where they’re expressing their challenges, their struggles,” says music director Dennis O’Donnell.

Project 9 Line also offers yoga, martial arts and comedy classes.

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