In honor of our troops, WGNtv.com is creating an online community for veterans called “Letters from the Front,” for all members of the armed forces and their families. The letters can be vintage or current, but must have been written by the service member. Letters will be shared with everyone via WGNtv.com’s comment board and will act as a virtual museum of our soldiers’ experiences. In the week leading up to Memorial Day, WGN News will present some of the stories gathered, meeting the faces and families behind the letters. This is a great opportunity for WGN-TV viewers to connect with the men and women who fight for our freedom every day.
There are four ways to submit “Letters from the Front”:
- Go to wgntv.com/letters and upload a scan of your letter
- E-mail scanned copies of the letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Forward a past e-mailed letter to email@example.com
- Copies of original hand-written letters can be mailed to: WGN-TV News, Letter from the Front/Attn: Mike D’Angelo, 2501 W. Bradley Place, Chicago, IL 60618.
Along with their “letter from the front,” viewers are encouraged to send, if possible, soldier’s photo, name, branch of military, place of service, contact information, and a statement on what was happening around them during the time the letter was written.