American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 – Thanksgiving is just a week away, and closely behind it, the deadline for submitting holiday messages and photos to appear in Stars and Stripes newspapers and its online editions.
“Stripes” is continuing its tradition of publishing free holiday messages to family members and friends, no matter where they are deployed or stationed, officials said.
Messages submitted by Nov. 28 will appear in the Dec. 17 newspaper edition of the sender’s choice: Europe, Mideast or Pacific. Greetings received after that date, or to recipients in the United States, will appear in the online version only, officials said.
Messages can be submitted on the Stars and Stripes website at http://holidaymessages.stripes.osd.mil/. Click “Submit message,” and then either “Text” or “Picture Message”
Once the message is approved for publication, senders can search or browse messages by edition or the recipient’s name using the site’s publication tabs or “Find Messages” button.