The T-R Needs Your Help in Honoring Veterans

By: 
Ashley Limesand
Staff Writer

The Valley City Times-Record would once again like to honor the local men and women who have served and who are serving our country with Honor, Glory, and Pride this summer and in doing so need the help of these veterans and their friends and families.

With Memorial Day occurring recently, and several patriotic holidays on the way many have their loved ones who have served or are serving close to their heart and in their thoughts and prayers at this time. The T-R wants to help readers honor those loved ones by creating, for the second year in a row, an entire section dedicated to the stories of these individuals and the important work they have done and are doing for our country.

Those willing to participate in a special section dedicated to servicemen and women of the past and present are asked to submit a portrait photo of the service member along with a short memory or synopsis of his or her time in the service that is 150 words or less.

The photo and short story can be submitted in person at the Times-Record office located at 146 Third St. NE or it can be emailed to treditor@times-online.com. Photos can be returned.

We ask that those who wish to submit their information do so by June 22, 2018 at 12 p.m.

Those who submitted entries last year, and who would like the submission to be run again, please give us a call at 845-0463 to confirm that we still have the information on file.

Readers can then look for these submissions and other stories from local veterans in a special section to be released shortly before Independence Day on July Fourth.

Last year's section was quite a success as the T-R featured several local veterans' stories from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and more recent conflicts such as the War on Terror in Afghanistan. The section also featured an array of memories of veterans shared by their families. The T-R hopes this year's section continues to remind our readers of the brave soldiers that live among us in our community and have helped assure our freedoms through their service.

For further questions call 845-0463.

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