Veterans who recently returned from war will get an opportunity to tell their stories in Mount Airy April 20-22 during a weekend retreat. Vets Journey Home, a nonprofit, holds the retreat to get vets together to share their experiences. Veterans are often asked what war was like, only to see horror on the faces of the people asking, so they shut down, organizers said. Many of the vets need a way to tell their stories to help them heal and start to get over the grief and fear they may be experiencing. The public is invited to attend the 4 p.m. graduation ceremony for the vets April 22 at the Gaia Healing Center, located at 8002 B Dolly Hyde Road in Mount Airy.