Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The Unknown Soldiers is honored to announce an official partnership with Vets For Freedom, the largest Iraq and Afghanistan veterans organization in the United States. VFF's mission is to educate the American public about the importance of winning the war on terrorism. Gaining the unique perspective of men and women who risked their lives in both combat zones will be an invaluable resource not only for this website, but for the American public.
"Vets for Freedom is thrilled to partner with Tom Sileo and The Unknown Soldiers blog," Capt. Pete Hegseth, executive director of Vets For Freedom, said in a written statement. "Tom is a top-notch journalist who keeps the focus on the warfighter, telling the stories of service and sacrifice that the mainstream media often ignores. We look forward to amplifying his message, thereby honoring and supporting the troops and their mission."
The Unknown Soldiers will remain active in this web domain and continue to spotlight the bravery and heroism of American troops, veterans, and military families. However, as part of a content sharing agreement, you will also be able to find blog posts on the organization's website starting early next week. Donations to Vets For Freedom are greatly appreciated.
As this exciting new chapter unfolds, the cause remains the same. As I wrote on the day I left CNN, this site exists to spotlight stories of sacrifice from Afghanistan and Iraq that are too often missing from national media coverage. With America still fighting a war thrust upon us on September 11, 2001, the extraordinary accomplishments of our men and women in uniform deserve a more prominent place in our society. With the help of Vets For Freedom, I have never been more optimistic about the days, weeks, and months ahead.
Please keep American troops and their families in your thoughts and prayers.