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County veterans honored in special magazine
Sain an American
U.S. Navy veteran Norman Sain holds a copy of Southern Standards special publication Honoring Our Veterans. The magazine-style insert was provided free of charge to Standard subscribers in Wednesdays edition. Limited copies are available for sale at the newspaper office for $5.

Norman Sain served aboard the USS Estes that traveled to Vietnam during the war. In joining the military, Sain followed in the footsteps of his father, Fred W. Sain Jr., who served during World War II.

The Sains are two of the hundreds of veterans featured in a special Southern Standard supplement called “Honoring Our Veterans.” The publication is printed on magazine-quality paper to add to its value as a keepsake.

“We’re pleased to honor the sacrifice of our veterans who have preserved our democracy with their military service,” said Standard publisher Patricia Zechman. “They are valiant heroes who deserve to be recognized.”

The pictorial publication includes men and women from every war era, dating all the way back to the Civil War in the 1860s.

It was provided free of charge to Southern Standard subscribers in their Wednesday edition of the paper. For those who don’t subscribe, but would like a copy, they are available for $5 while supplies last at the Standard office at 105 College Street.

“This is one of the things we’re doing to provide extra value for our subscribers,” said Zechman, who added the Standard plans on future projects like this one that are included at no extra charge for home subscribers. “This gives people an extra incentive to subscribe to the newspaper.”

Buying a home subscription is the most economical way to read the Standard, costing just 54 cents an issue. Plus this provides the convenience of having the newspaper delivered to your home.

Buying every edition of the paper from a newspaper rack costs an average of 91 cents an issue.