Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

July 11, 2013

Commemorative book to honor veterans

By Tracey Dee Rauh

---- — North of Boston Media Group is creating a coffee-table book featuring veterans from all wars and would like to include your photos and stories in the publication.

The book, titled “North of Boston Salute To Veterans,” will look at the men and women who served in the Civil War up to Iraq and Afghanistan, paying tribute to those who died and offering insight on the impact the departure of these brave veterans had on the communities they left behind when they went to serve their country.

The release date of the book is in December and will coincide with special events featuring speakers, brunch, a slideshow and an opportunity for veterans from all wars and their families to come together and share camaraderie.

Photo-scanning dates will be held this summer at The Eagle-Tribune, The Salem News, The Gloucester Daily Times and the Derry News.

For submission guidelines, details on the scanning events, and how to get a submission form, see the related box or visit

Share your stories, photos

When you come to a scanning event at a North of Boston Media Group location, your photo(s) will be scanned and you will supply a submission form telling your story.

The submission guidelines are:

North of Boston veterans of war photos such as military, draft, war bond drives, protests, celebrations, memorabilia, etc.

Photos taken from Civil War through today.

Photos only (no newspaper clippings please).

One submission form per photo. Pick up forms at The Townsman office, 33 Chestnut St., or download at

If you’re a private collector with a sizable collection, call 360-687-6731 to set up a private scanning session.

Scanning Dates

Monday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m. to noon, The Salem News, 32 Dunham Road, Beverly

Monday, Aug. 12, 2 to 5 p.m., The Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m. to noon, The Eagle-Tribune, 100 Turnpike St., North Andover

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2 to 5 p.m., The Derry News, 46 West Broadway, Derry, N.H.

For more information, email or call Tracey Rauh, project director, at 978-946-2242,