Seeking veterans to share stories on how they honor fallen comrades

September 14, 2017

I’m reaching out to seek input on a feature article I’m putting together for Legacy.com, where I’m senior writer. At Legacy, we write about life stories, memorialization, history and more, and my upcoming feature will be exploring how today’s veterans honor their fallen comrades.

I’m looking to talk to veterans about what they do to remember fellow veterans who have died, whether in combat or by other means. This could mean we talk about an official tribute, like a VFW service at a funeral, or an unofficial thing, like getting together for a drink in memory of a lost friend (or any other method of remembrance).

I’m looking for a diverse range of veterans, young and old, men and women, etc. I know this can be a very sensitive subject, and anyone I talk to would have the option of anonymity if they prefer.

Would this be a topic you’d be able to talk about, or are there any veterans in your network who might be willing to talk to me? I’d be happy to chat on the phone or ask questions via email or Skype.

Thanks so much for your time.

Linnea Crowther Senior writer Legacy.com