News Channel Five Nashville – Story on Project 365 Vets
News Channel Five out of Nashville, Tennessee interviewed us about Project 365. The story aired at 10 P.M. tonight. Thank you Aundrea and Bob for being so gracious and helping me feel at more at ease.
A mid-state mother of five had a simple idea about how to honor veterans. Tina Shang went back to school and was told by a teacher that a blog is a good way to improve her writing. So she started one, committed to telling veteran’s stories each day of the year. It’s already taken off.
“I served three years in Iraq before I was injured. It was June 11th, 2004, the day that would change me forever,” Shang recited from veteran Brandi Surplis’ entry.
Shang is giving veterans a voice by allowing them to tell their own stories, in their own words on a blog she created called 365 Veterans.
“You don’t have to lose a leg to be my hero,” Shang said. “You served your country and I want to honor you.”
For 365 days she hopes to share a veteran’s story.
“I never thought about what I did. I guess it was a job I signed up to do,” Surplis said.
It’s a job, with Shang’s help, Surplis can now share with the world.
You can see the video through the link above. Thank you all for your continued support and to all of our veterans thank you for sharing your stories and lives with us.