Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and The Lima News is interested in hearing from our readers for a special publication on Nov. 10. We are seeking stories from people who are in active service as well as those who served in the past. We also welcome families to share their thoughts on what their loved one’s service meant to them.
This year, we’re especially interested in having people tell us what their years of service meant to them. Were you drafted, proud to serve your country but also eager to end your military stint? Did you re-up for another tour of duty? Were you struggling to know what career direction to take, and the Army came calling? What were your motives to begin with and what were the lessons you learned in the end? If you decided to make the service your career, please explain why that appealed to you and what others could learn from your experience.
To participate, send your thoughts to:
Adrienne McGee Sterrett
Lifestyle/Special Sections Editor
The Lima News
Lima OH 45807
Things to send:
• Your name, including when and where you served in the military
• Any photos taken during your time serving and a current photo. If you’d like to submit via email, please attach a high-resolution .jpg instead of pasting the image into the body of the email. If you’d rather submit a photo by mail, please send us a copy of the photo instead of the original. Photos will not be returned.
• Your current age
• Your address and phone numbers (not for publication)
• Your story. Stories should be at least 250 words, but longer stories are welcome.
Letters must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Questions? Call Adrienne at 419-993-2072.