Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and The Lima News is interested in hearing from our readers for a special publication planned for 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.
We’d like to hear your thoughts on how you were changed by your military service. Were you on a certain career path that was interrupted? Did you make the military your career once you learned about it? Did your service open jobs to you after? Where did you serve, and would you have seen those other countries or places otherwise? Do you have any desire to return to any of the places you served? Where were some of your military friends from, and did their backgrounds differ a lot from yours? If you were changed by your service, were the changes positive or negative?
To participate, send your thoughts to:
Adrienne McGee Sterrett
Lifestyle/Special Sections Editor
The Lima News
3515 Elida Road
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 reprint 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• Your address and phone numbers (not for publication)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 500 words, but longer stories are welcome.
Letters must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19. The Lima News lobby is closed; please send items via email, in the mail or use the dropbox at our offices.
Questions? Call Adrienne at 567-242-0510.