Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, an American poet, said that music is the universal language. A powerful melody can evoke powerful responses, regardless of background, ethnicity, or culture. For years, veteran suicide has been taking the forefront in headlines. But unfortunately, we are still trying to find ways to reach those who suffer silently with PTSD and reach them before they succumb to suicide. One Marine Corp Veteran is using his musical talent to bring change.
We’re all too familiar with the statistic that roughly 22 veterans commit suicide every day. Unfortunately, it’s more than just a statistic to many of us—it’s something we’ve been personally affected by. John Preston went through the tragedy of losing his own brother to PTSD and suicide. Shortly after this tragedy, John decided to use the universal language of music to spread hope to veterans suffering, bring awareness to those on the outside, and evoke change in the world.
His songs are moving, emotionally charged, and unequivocally candid. And his voice is commanding and powerful. But don’t take my word for it, check him out yourself!
John donates a portion of his record sales to organizations focused on veteran suicide prevention and support so buy his songs knowing that you’re supporting a fellow veteran and helping to prevent suicide.
John is using his gifts in an amazing way and has just signed on with a major record label. This is one musician to throw your support behind. Read more about John and his story from a fellow veteran, Dwayne Paro.