Help us salute our soldiers

What defines a true hero?

According to Webster, a hero is simply defined as: one that shows great courage.

Well, the Jennings Daily News is honored to report that we come across our fair share of heroes each year when we compile material for our annual “Salute to Soldiers” section.

So many local men and women have remarkable stories of courage and commitment to share, and once again this year, we are asking people to share them with our readers.

Considering Jennings has always been a military town without a base, and Jeff Davis Parish is no stranger to service men and women, we know there are plenty of untold stories out there.

But by sharing these stories, many who read them gain a better understanding and appreciation of, not just war, but also the brave soldiers who serve and continue to serve their country.

The Jennings Daily News is currently searching for our heroes in hiding.

If you have a story to tell – or know of someone who’s story needs to be told – contact us at 824-3011. It doesn’t matter if they served in the Pacific, in Europe or in Africa – or if they are serving today – heroes are made the minute that oath is taken to serve and protect.

Area residents are also encouraged to send in photos of their loved ones who have served, plan to serve or are still serving in the United States military.

In addition to photos, family members and friends can also send “letters of thanks” to be printed in the upcoming special section.

Jeff Davis Parish residents, let our soldiers know how much we appreciate them by sharing your thoughts with us.

Pictures, brief bios, letters and/or cards of thanks can be mailed to the Jennings Daily News at 238 North Market Street or can be emailed to

Meanwhile, the Jennings Daily News would also like to use this section to honor our veterans of past wars. In Jeff Davis Parish, we are in no short supply of heroes, especially with the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home located just around the corner.

Families of veterans are also encouraged to take part in this tribute by sending in pictures and info about their loved ones, as well.

Again, residents are encouraged to either mail or email their info as soon as possible.

In closing, the Jennings Daily News salutes the men and women who fight to ensure our freedom – yesterday, today and tomorrow.

In all honesty, none of us can thank them enough.

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Posted by on Mar 12 2014. Filed under Editorial. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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