As we enjoy a fun and fireworks filled weekend I'd like to ask you to give a thought to Schuylkill County residents who are serving their country in the Armed Services. Starting next month, The Republican-Herald is beginning a new weekly feature: Schuylkill Heroes. Each week they'll publish a brief interview and photo of a service person with ties to Schuylkill County. Ties can range from living, working or attending school here to having extended family here to marrying someone who has family ties to Schuylkill County.
Interviews are very flexible. They can be done during a 10 minute phone call, through email, even by Facebook for personnel overseas who have communication issues. If you know any active military personnel who might be willing to participate, contact Jodi Webb at 570-628-6075 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A little birdie told me that certain branches are underrepresented (Army! Coast Guard!). So while you're waiting for the fireworks to start make a list of the people you know who are serving our country. And don't forget to read the monthly interview and learn more about the lives of Schuylkill County residents protecting our freedom.
Tell us about a Schuylkill Hero you know!