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Local veterans urged to contribute to Herald special section
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        If you are a veteran who served the United States in combat during any major military conflict or war, the Statesboro Herald would like to hear from you.
        In Sunday’s print edition, on page 4A, you will find a survey. Please fill it out and return it to us, either by mail or in person. You can also fill one out online at statesboroherald.com.
       Everyone who fills out a survey will appear in a special section the Herald is devoting to combat veterans, which will be published on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11. This is our way of saying thank you and honoring your service and sacrifice for our country. Also, we would like you to email us or bring in a photo from your wartime service and one from today, as well. If you don‘t have a recent photo of yourself, we can take one at our office.
        “This is a long overdue follow-up to a special recognition we did for World War II veterans in 2003,” said Jim Healy, operations manager for the Statesboro Herald. “Only this time, we are opening it up to veterans of all military combat action.”
        We believe it’s important to recognize your service to our country and preserve a record for future generations. Many World War II veterans, for example, never talked about their experience, even with their own families, and their memories died with them. Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, just over 1 million are still living today, according to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
        Dan Foglio, of American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 in Statesboro, supports the effort. He has begun spreading the word among local veterans and will have surveys on hand. He can be reached at (912) 682-5771 for surveys or to answer questions.
        Or you can contact Herald editor Jason Wermers at (912) 489-9431 or jwermers@statesboroherald.com. He can also answer questions or give you a survey.
        We ask that you return surveys to the Herald no later than Friday, Oct. 24.

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