Get readers involved in Veterans Day by getting their stories of gratitude and seeking local vets' stories.
Veterans Day is coming up fast, and GateHouse News Service has a callout ready-made for you to use in print and online to ask readers for their stories of gratitude for those who've served.
Here are some ways to maximize this callout's potential:
-- What are local veterans of our most recent wars in need of when they come home -- household services/placement, health care, employment help? Talk to veterans to see what's needed in your community.
-- Find distinguished veterans in your area -- perhaps through your state's Veterans Affairs department -- and tell their stories of heroism, perhaps in the vet's own words through text and/or video.
-- GHNS also has a Veterans Day page with tips on thanking veterans. Profile people who give back on other days of the year, perhaps by working with local veterans' aid associations or VFWs.
Have other ideas? Let me know, and I may include them in a future GHNewsroom post.