Tuesday, November 08, 2011
iReport and Facebook team up to honor veterans

 

In honor of Veterans Day this Friday, we have teamed up with our pals at Facebook to present a new way to salute vets. In hopes of reaching an even wider audience, we’re inviting Facebook users to upload photos or videos of a veteran who has touched their lives and tag CNN iReport in the photo or video. The tributes will then be displayed on iReport's Facebook Page for everyone to see. We’ll also reach out to some of the best salutes we receive on Facebook and feature them on iReport, employing our nifty “Submitted via Facebook” bug in the producer’s note in the submission.

 

Two of our very own iReport staffers uploaded tributes to vets on both platforms. iReport producer Carly Costello is pictured above with her brother, Corporal Barry Costello and her boyfriend Greg Veal. Carly uploaded a tribute to honor Barry, who returned from Afghanistan on October 28. And iReport ringleader Lila King uploaded a tribute to her dad, Mike King, who served in the U.S. Army.

 

If you know someone who has served in the Armed Forces and would like to salute their service, you can upload a tribute to iReport’s Honor a Veteran assignment, or tag iReport's Facebook Page  in a picture or video of the vet you would like to honor. If you would like to honor the memory of a fallen service member, you can upload a tribute to CNN’s Home and Away assignment page. A good resource for more information regarding the military and Veteran’s Day is the U.S. Military's Facebook page.

3 Comments
November 8, 2011
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My love goes out to your timeless sacrifice and courage. God Bless and keep you now and always

November 26, 2011
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Alot of Vets suffer yet they risked their lives for countries. May they be remembered always and forever

Stay Blessed.

December 1, 2011
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God Bless and keep you now

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