WATER VALLEY – On Thursday, November 7, a special section commemorating area men and women who proudly served their county in the military will be published in the North Mississippi Herald.
Timed to coincide with Veteran’s Day, the section will contain recollections of local residents as well as stories from the Herald archives from vets who are no longer with us.
Although this section will honor all veterans, it will have special emphasis on World War II. Over 16 million served in the armed forces of the U.S. during this war that raged from 1939 to 1945. The men and women who battled and prevailed in this great conflict are slipping away quickly–at a rate of just over 600 a day, according to recent U.S. Veterans Administration figures.
The Herald is seeking photographs, letters, personal recollections to be included in the section. Advertisers are urged to use historical material such as photos or reprints of ads from the era, if available. Information about employees or family members who served in prior wars is also appropriate.
Family members and friends who wish to honor a veteran may purchase personal ads.
For additional information, contact the Herald at firstname.lastname@example.org.