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February 7, 2011

Dear TIME Magazine…

by K. Tsetsi

Mail your letter to TIME Magazine in an appeal to its editors to consider the military family for
2011 Person of the Year.

A sample letter is below, if you’d like to use it. Revise at will, sign it, and put it in the mail.

  • If you want your letter to the editor to be considered for publication in TIME Magazine, be sure to include your full name, address, and phone number in the letter (this is according to the guidelines on their “Letters to TIME” page).
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    TIME Magazine Letters
    Time & Life Building
    Rockefeller Center
    New York, NY 10020
  • THANK YOU. Your participation is both necessary and greatly appreciated.

Dear TIME Magazine Editor(s),

I am writing this letter to ask you to consider the military family as your 2011 TIME Person of the Year.

The impact the military family has made in the news and popular culture can be found in Michelle Obama’s and Dr. Jill Biden’s efforts to raise awareness of the military family, in Oprah Winfrey’s shows about the military family, in Lifetime‘s “Army Wives,” and in the E! Entertainment channel special, “E!Investigates: Military Wives.”

Additionally, any time the wars in the Middle East are in the news, so is the American military family.

The military family embodies what is most important after a decade of war and multiple deployments: a resilient and unifying force even as the families grow tired of being separated – sometimes permanently – year after year, those years apart filled with agonizing anxiety and uncertainty about the future of their families. That resiliency speaks volumes about who we are.

I hope you will give this nomination the serious consideration it deserves.



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