With Veterans Day on the horizon and as the COVID-19 pandemic has not gone away, it has become clear that the prospect of having a traditional in-person Veterans Day Parade is not possible. Building from the success of our Memorial Day virtual parade video, we have decided to do something similar for Veterans Day.
We are asking all people who are either actively serving or former members of the armed services to film a short video clip to be submitted for our video. When submitting your video, please do the following:
- Have the Veteran or active duty service person themselves be the one to deliver the message;
- Announce their name, service branch and current/former rank and if active service where they are currently serving;
- Announce something about their connection to Malden whether saying what neighborhood they are from, shout out to someone back home, year they graduated from a Malden school, etc. - something that really says “Malden!”; and
- Keep the entire video 30 seconds or less as we anticipate a lot of videos to be included.
You may submit all videos either by emailing email@example.com or messaging facebook.com/cityofmalden to receive instructions on how to upload your video.