I'm writing to tell you about a grassroots effort to convince TIME Magazine to consider the military family as its 2011 Person of the Year. It's not supposed to be an honor and it's not designed to put military families on a pedestal - it's to recognize the indisputable impact they've had, and the resilience they've shown and continue to show, after a decade of dealing with their own effects of war and deployments.Well, with that said, the ball is in your court.
Three key links:
Military Family - Time's Next Person of the Year? - explains how the military family fit's TIME's Person of the Year criteria.
I Have a Confession - explains why the movement and the upcoming letter-writing campaign are important.
March 4th is Mail Your Letter to TIME Day - explains the letter writing campaign (coming soon - March 4th [or, March forth! - it seemed appropriate]).
And this is just a fascinating and evocative pictorial timeline of the military family from 1917 - present day.
Word of mouth is essential for the letter writing campaign to work - and the letter writing campaign is the most important step for this effort if it's going to get off the ground. I'd be so grateful if you would take a look at the links and, if you agree with them, help spread the word to your readers. This is a fun campaign, but with a serious message.
Best to you, and thanks for your time.
February 24, 2011
Should the Military Family be TIME's Person of The Year for 2011
Bloggin buddy CJ of A Soldier's Perspective sent this email from one of his readers with their reasoning, why the Military Family should be TIME's 2011 Person of the Year: