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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GUIDEPOSTS.COM PAYS TRIBUTE TO VETERANS WITH SPECIAL “HONORING OUR VETERANS” FEATURE
CARMEL, NY—NOVEMBER 9, 2009—Guideposts.com, the website for Guideposts magazine (www.guideposts.com), is honoring all veterans this Veterans Day with a special feature filled with sixteen inspirational stories focused on those who have served and defended our country. Available at www.guideposts.com/veteransday, the selected narratives were either written by veterans, their loved ones, or those who have worked with veterans.
For example, one of the stories featured is “At His Side” written by Tonia Sargent from Oceanside, CA, a Marine wife. She wrote about the challenges she faced in caring for her husband Marine master sergeant Kenny Sargent when he came home after having been injured while serving in Iraq.
In Tonia’s words, “No matter when the Iraq war ends, the warriors who come home will need more than slogans, more than bumper stickers and ribbon magnets on cars. They'll need resources to get the health care they need. Support for family members taking part in that care. A lot of prayer. And a nation committed to seeing them through.”
The Veterans Day section also drives awareness of the Guideposts Foundation Military Outreach program. Each year, Guideposts Military Outreach distributes more than one million copies of inspirational publications to help sustain our servicemen and women stationed at military bases all around the world. Guideposts Foundation invites interested parties to donate, be a military outreach volunteer, or to partner by supplying Guideposts’ inspirational literature to military installations and to aid military chaplains in their ministry.
“Veterans Day is a time to honor those who have served our country and there are plenty of ways to do so,” said Edward Grinnan, Editor-in-Chief, Guideposts. “One can wear a poppy, wave flags at a local parade or simply offer a "thank you" to a vet. We here at Guideposts collected these inspiring stories who are heroes in our eyes, and always will be.”
Guideposts is a non-profit organization that touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage, and uplift. Its flagship title, Guideposts, has a paid circulation of 2 million. Its website Guideposts.com now offers consumers greater control in choosing content appropriate to their stage in life and key interests. Ideals Publications, based in Nashville, Tennessee, is the retail book sales and distribution outlet of Guideposts; including Guideposts Books, Candy Cane Press, Williamson Books, and Ideals Press.
In total, Guideposts has annual direct to consumer and retail book sales of over 5.7 million copies. Through magazines, books, prayer network and outreach programs, Guideposts helps people connect their faith-filled values to their daily lives. For more information on Guideposts, please visit www.Guideposts.com and follow Guideposts on Twitter: twitter.com/Guideposts_com, and on Facebook: facebook.com/Guideposts.
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