We will never forget
Found in this week’s newspaper, you will discover a special section that has come to mean a great deal to our communities, and to us.
Remembrance Day 2012: A Tribute to Those Who Served Our Country is a tribute this newspaper does on an annual basis to salute and remember the men and women who served our country in our times of need.
This year’s edition goes beyond the usual war stories often found in periodicals, although there are indeed articles about people who witnessed history’s tragedies unfolding.
But there are also stories about the impact of war on the friends and loved ones of those in battle, and on the communities many of the soldiers called home. This year we also present stories about the courage and resiliency of those impacted by war, even those who may not have seen direct action.
These are tales of daughters who reconnect with fathers over years of absence; people who are driven to make lasting monuments to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, along with those who were there firsthand to celebrate the end of the war to end all wars.
We would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t had a loved one touched by the unforgiving hand of war, whether in Europe, Korea or Afghanistan. The tales that you will read in this section will resonate with many.
While this special section is something that our newspaper publishes on a regular basis, it is not a stretch of the imagination to say that everyone involved throughout our organization has a sincere and heartfelt connection to the project.
You cannot help but feel a twinge of sadness as you read about young men coming home from war, forever changed by the experience, or the impact their loved ones felt.
Nor can you ignore the immense pride and gratitude felt by the people who have committed themselves to paying tribute to those who have fallen, either through the pages in a book, or a monument. They stand tall for those who are no longer here to stand for themselves.
Here we bring you those stories to be preserved and shared in perpetuity from generation to generation.
It is our hope that you enjoy Remembrance Day 2012: A Tribute to Those Who Served Our Country and that you take pleasure in the articles as much as we did in bringing them to you.
We will always remember ... we will never forget.