By Judy Runions,
Member of Veteran’s Hall Committee
The Lewis County Veteran’s Memorial Hall Committee members are interested in collecting stories of Lewis County Veterans to possibly put into book form.
Every veteran has a story. A story that needs to be told, therefore we are asking our Lewis County veterans to share their military experiences with everyone.
Our goal is to preserve these stories and ultimately put together a record of the service and sacrifices of our men and women from Lewis County who have faithfully served our country.
Over the past several years, many of your stories have been published in the Lewis County Herald. The Herald has graciously agreed to let us use these stories, but many more are needed.
Your story can be a general or detailed account, or it can tell of one or more memorable events you want to share.
If you have a veteran family member who is deceased and you want their story told, then feel free to write and submit their story.
Please make sure your story is accurate and not embellished. Whenever possible, stories should be typed, but handwritten printed stories will be accepted. Please limit the number of pages to two to four keeping it interesting, but to the point.
Please include a picture or two of yourself during your service. You may turn your story and pictures in at the Lewis County Public Library, 15 Kyle Avenue.
We will collect stories for a period of time and see if there is enough interest to pursue printing a Lewis County Veteran’s book. Stories should be submittede as soon as possible.
Please note that stories and pictures will not be returned, and once submitted, become the property of the Veteran’s Hall Committee. Please make copies. Do not send originals. The committee reserves the right to edit and/or condense stories when necessary.
You have honored your country with your service. Now, we wish to honor you by perserving your story for future generations to read, enjoy and learn from.
For more information, call Judy Runions at 931-306-8558 or the Public Library 931-796-5365 and ask for Crystal Nash.