SALT LAKE CITY - Today Senator Mike Lee announced that he is collecting pictures through Instagram to display in his offices in honor of Veterans Day. In announcing this effort, Senator Lee said, "Utah is home to over 150,000 veterans. While each veteran has their own unique experience in serving our country, our appreciation for their service is universal. As we approach Veterans Day on November 11, I am creating a photo gallery display in my Senate office memorializing the service of Utah’s veterans. If you are one of the brave Americans who has served or is serving, or if you are the friend or family member of a veteran - you are invited to share a photograph on Instagram that captures their commitment to country and their willingness to sacrifice. Please help me remember and honor those who have stood tall for freedom and inspire the next generation of Americans to do the same."
Photos may be historical from their period of active duty or a present day picture showcasing their spirit, pride, honor and legacy. Utahns are asked to share their photos on Instagram using the hashtag #HonorUtahVeterans. Full details on how to participate can be found on lee.senate.gov/UTVETMIL
Pictures will be collected until November 7, 2014. Based on the number of submissions, Senator Lee's office will determine the best way to display the photos that are submitted. Those who submit photos can also visit lee.senate.gov/UTVETMIL to share the stories behind their photos, and Senator Lee will include these stories in the copy of the first Congressional Record that is published after Congress returns to session following Veterans Day.