In this month’s edition of the Coastal Insider, I’d like to bring your attention to our front page article which chronicles the story of U.S. Vietnam veteran, Bud Shepard. The stories of U.S. military veterans who live among us often fade into the background— silent, present, but unrecognized and unheard by the community at large. The actions of these brave and dedicated people, who have served our country both in active military duty as well as administrative positions, have and continue to contribute to the protection and preservation of us and our country. Their stories add a depth of diversity to our culture that is rich, expands our perspectives, and deserves recognition and acknowledgment by us all.
Bud’s story will be a carry-over through our December edition for a new section of our paper— “Meet Your Local Veteran.” This section will tell the real accounts of the local veterans in our community. At the end of the column, we’ll provide information about how veterans can also share their story with the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. They host the Veteran’s History Project, which holds and makes accessible to the public, the personal accounts of American war veterans so that their stories will be persevered for posterity We hope that this new section of our paper is an opportunity for our community to hear and see veterans with new eyes, and for veterans to receive recognition and honor for their experiences and life journeys. What enriches one, always enriches the other.
At this time, we are especially eager to capture the stories of World War II veterans, and if you or anyone you know have a story to share from this era, we invite you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-242-0887.
As always, we invite your feedback about our paper, and the content that you want to read.
Jim Parker, Co-owner, Coastal Insider & President, Real Living Home Realty Group
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