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News Channel Five Nashville – Story on Project 365 Vets

February 21, 2012

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.

Mid-State Mom Honors Veterans With Blog – | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

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.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. Rocky2o6 permalink
    June 18, 2014 10:08 am

    Any actual veteran can punch 90 holes through this lady’s accounts of her time in military service… Which gives little doubt left as to whether or not the rest of her story is accurate. Giving this woman any kind of credibility is a slap in the face to all veterans, alive and dead. Just wanted to let anyone supporting this woman know that she’s lying and seeking attention. Ask her to furnish her dd-214 and show how much deployment time she had (3 years in Iraq), her awards (she should have a Purple Heart), and her schools (no reason for a woman who can’t be in combat to have sniper school).

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  5. July 7, 2013 10:59 am

    I think that everything published made a great deal of sense. But, what about this? suppose you wrote a catchier post title? I am not saying your content is not solid., but suppose you added something to maybe get a person’s attention? I mean News Channel Five Nashville is kinda boring. You ought to glance at Yahoo’s home page and watch how they create news headlines to get people to open the links. You might add a related video or a picture or two to grab readers excited about what you’ve written. In my opinion, it might bring your blog a little bit more interesting.

  6. June 21, 2013 6:14 am

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  7. Nicole Brait permalink
    February 28, 2012 9:46 am

    Congratulations on the interview. This is quite an accomplishment.

  8. February 28, 2012 5:03 am


    I’m glad for the increased exposure. Good work! –John

  9. February 22, 2012 1:27 pm

    Reblogged this on Boudica BPI Weblog.

  10. February 22, 2012 10:01 am

    I am so pleased for you Tina. This should increase your visibility.

  11. February 22, 2012 2:39 am

    Reblogged this on Confessions of an Apple Junkie and commented:
    Another awesome step in the right direction for Tina Shang & Project 365 Veterans! Congratulations!

  12. originalapplejunkie permalink
    February 22, 2012 2:37 am

    That is awesome! Congratulations!

  13. February 22, 2012 12:22 am

    That’s awesome! Congratulations, and thanks for letting those who have served us tell their stories!

    • February 22, 2012 6:44 am

      Debbie it is our honor to be able to share these stories. Thank you all for being so supportive not only of this project but of our service men and women and our veterans.

      • February 22, 2012 11:02 am

        It’s my pleasure to support, and I am honored to do it. I have a close friend whose son served in Iraq, was injured 8 days after he got there. Even after many surgeries and long recovery time, he wanted to go back. He is still serving today. Take a look at this clip from his brother, who wrote a song about the experience. Perhaps you can se it or contact him for a story.
        I’ll be happy to make an introduction to the family if you like.

  14. February 22, 2012 12:22 am

    I know you are not in this for praise and recognition, but congratulations and know that you are heroes in your own right for taking the initiative to honor our heroes.

  15. Jueseppi B. permalink
    February 21, 2012 10:46 pm

    You ladies deserve recognition for your hard work. Congratulations to you both.

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