Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2010 09:52
With Memorial Day coming up later this month, WGN-TV's website is creating a unique salute to American war veterans. A new webpage on WGN's site has been set up as a kind of online community for all members of the armed forces and their families called "Letters from the Front." The new "LFTF" page will showcase actual letters written by soldiers who were away at war and sent back home.
WGN is asking veterans or families of vets to submit copies of these letters. They can be vintage or current letters, but must have been written by the service member.
There are four ways to submit "Letters from the Front" to WGN:
- Go to wgntv.com/letters
and upload a scan of the letter
- E-mail scanned copies of the letter to
- Forward a past e-mailed letter to
- Copies of original handwritten letters can be mailed to:
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, the soldier's name, photo, branch of military, place of service, contact information, and a statement on what was happening around them during the time the letter was written.
The scans of the letters will be shared with everyone on WGNtv.com and will act as a virtual museum of the soldiers' experiences. Additionally, in the week leading up to Memorial Day, WGN-TV News will air filmed pieces be presenting some of the stories gathered, along with showing the faces and families behind the letters.