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Military holiday messages recorded for veterans

(Left to right) Col. Jimmy Gray, Eleanor Swineford, Danna Kay Duggar, Jacksonville Mayor Gary Fletcher, Alderman Mary Twitty, and Gray Stengel recorded a video from the Jacksonville Museum of Military History. More than 50 video messages were recorded during the event.
(Left to right) Col. Jimmy Gray, Eleanor Swineford, Danna Kay Duggar, Jacksonville Mayor Gary Fletcher, Alderman Mary Twitty, and Gray Stengel recorded a video from the Jacksonville Museum of Military History. More than 50 video messages were recorded during the event.

By Greg Rayburn

Editor

AT&T recently hosted a “salute a soldier” community event for Jacksonville community and military families where Fourth of July video messages were sent to soldiers.

AT&T hosted the special event which was open to the public and military families on June 30 and July 1 at the Jacksonville AT&T Store, 2070 John Harden Drive.

“AT&T is committed to connecting friends and families across the world to share special moments,” said Anita Smith, AT&T Arkansas Communications Manager. “Using the latest smartphones and tablets with video capabilities, soldiers across the country were able to view a message from a loved one or someone from their community on July 4th. Messages were sent at no cost.”

Both days of recording were open to the public for a five-hour period.

In honor of Independence Day, Arkansans were also encouraged to donate used mobile phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers, a non-profit that uses funds from recycled cell phones to buy prepaid phone cards for our service men and women, helping them connect with their families. “AT&T offers two ways for consumers to donate phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Wireless customers of any carrier can drop off used cell phones and accessories at any AT&T company owned store. Or, they can download free shipping labels from att.com/recycle,” she said.

For nearly 100 years, AT&T has remained dedicated to supporting active military personnel, veterans and their families. To find out more about AT&T’s military and veterans support initiatives, visit www.att.com/troopsupport.

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