I would like to offer kudos to the Queens Chronicle for their free ad campaign targeting employment for U.S. veterans (“Chronicle seeking to match vets with work” and “Veterans: Let us help you find work,” Editorial, June 21). By offering our veterans the chance to participate at no cost, the Chronicle sets an example for everyone in a position to help out with much needed resources.
Many publications brand themselves as community newspapers; however, that title is earned not by selling ads; it’s earned by publications that put their best foot forward in trying to improve the quality of life for their readers.
The Forum recognizes and commends the Queens Chronicle for this very important contribution they have made. As the publisher of The Forum, I know the effort and the cost that goes into organizing projects such as these. Your readers should know that their loyalty to your publication is rewarded with your best attempt to give back to the community at large.
Very few publications merit the congratulations of their peers, but I am pleased to say that the Chronicle is worthy of such congratulations, and I am proud to call its publisher, Mark Weidler, my colleague.
Editor’s note: See another article and promotional ad on the veterans’ employment initiative in this week’s edition.