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Honoring veterans

Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 3:20 PM

Someone accused the T-G today of not providing any coverage of veterans. To paraphrase a co-worker, I would stack our coverage against any other paper our size in Tennessee.

A fast search of the word veteran in our online archives yielded a number of results going back the past year, including (but not limited to):

Bob Fullerton, a veteran of the Korean War: http://www.t-g.com/story/2328185.html

God & Country followup: http://www.t-g.com/story/2318143.html

God & Country preview: http://www.t-g.com/story/2316455.html

veterans success coach: http://www.t-g.com/story/2315730.html

Vietnam veteran: http://www.t-g.com/story/2314866.html

success coach: http://www.t-g.com/story/2313622.html

Field of Heroes: http://www.t-g.com/story/2309433.html

Wreaths Across America: http://www.t-g.com/story/2308765.html

These are only since late May...not even all of late May.

That is a small sampling. We also run regular meeting notices etc. for groups like VFW Post 5019, DAV and Vietnam Era Veterans. I don't think anyone can criticize our Memorial Day coverage of events like the Field of Heroes, or all the schools' Veterans Day programs (every single school program every year).

I believe some people just want to complain and don't even want to consider the positive. The Times-Gazette honors veterans year-round for their service.


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It may attest to how well they read the paper, if they read it at all. Maybe they are just reading the blogs?

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Aug 18, 2016, at 6:25 AM

My guess would be it' shows how poorly they read the paper. Not sure about the blog as no mention was made of that.

-- Posted by jmreynolds on Thu, Aug 18, 2016, at 8:30 AM

The paper does a excellent job on giving veterans recognition.

-- Posted by beau maverick on Thu, Aug 18, 2016, at 3:39 PM


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