VOH in The Gathering room

 "You Don't Know My Story"

Take a few moments to come away from the hustle and bustle and take a journey. At The Gathering one will discover a display of photos taken by seven local World War II veterans, a divinely inspired art gallery, and a place to sit and reflect on the Christmas season with friends and family.

This year, Visions of Hope is working with a team of artists to bring stories ofWWII Veterans in photos. "You Don't Know My Story"

This year's photo journey is to not only bring more awareness to our ageing WWII Veterans, but to bring a sense of purpose and beauty into the lives of each of these men. Along with their sons and daughters they have shot pictures of people, places and things they value from the past as well as the present. Their worth is priceless, who they are and how far they have come . They will be honored this evening.

For the most current information, visit Visions of Hope's Facebook page.

Here is a more thorough description of the working concept:

This year's photo journey was birthed when one of our team members in the visual arts of LOL was led to give expression and voice to Veterans who are aging and deserve the unique opportunity to share "snip its" of their long and incredible lives and service in WWII. There were 12 million Americans who served in WWII. 800,000 are remaining and that number declines daily.

Visions of Hope has partnered with eight local WWII Veterans and their children to bring "their voice" to life through photography. These veterans will be introduced Brigadier General of NC National Guard JR Gorham of Kernersville, North Carolina, in a ceremony that will take place at the opening of Christmas for the City this year: Wed, Dec. 21, 4pm, Embassy Suites Grand Pavilion.

The event will begin with a salute led by local honor guard and introduction. A short video presentation, then we will escort the veterans and their families and guests to a room where we will serve these precious men and their families a simple private supper with J.R. Gorham and his wife.

Following their meal they will be lead in to the gallery to view the extraordinary photos taken by these 90 plus year old veterans and their sons or daughters.


Each photo will be developed and carefully chosen as to which ones will be used in the exhibit.
Along side of this photo journey the stories of these precious men are being carefully and gracefully documented.

 Would you like to help out?


$200.00 –Will sponsor a Veteran

You can donate today by going to the GIVE tab on this website. Simply indicate "VOH" in the field next to the amount you'll be giving. If texting or giving online, type VOH next to the dollar amount you'd like to give.


Help us welcome these veterans and their families to the Embassy Suites/Benton at 3pm on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and make sure they're well taken care of.

The Gathering (where Visions of Hope will be located) will include a replica of the Wailing Wall from Jerusalem where you'll be able to leave your prayers: