Veterans thank Cincinnati Bell

December 14th, 2008    Author: Michael Bradley    Filed Under: News

The cover of the new edition of the Cincinnati Bell Yellow Pages, Clermont County, features the board members of the Veteran’s Service Commission, one active duty Marine Corps soldier, and two military veterans.

On behalf of the Cincinnati Bell Yellow Pages, marketing manager Rita Grant was in attendance to receive an appreciation plaque from the board members of the Veteran’s Service Commission Dec. 10.

“It truly is wonderful and a great honor to be here today representing all of those at Cincinnati Bell Yellow Pages,” Grant said. “I feel very special to be a part of this.”

Veteran's Service Commission director Danny Bare said that Cincinnati Bell approached them a few months ago with the idea of featuring local veterans on the front cover of this season's yellow pages, Clermont County edition.

"It was totally their idea to honor some of our local veterans this way," Bare said. "The end result is beautiful, wonderfully unusual, and very special."

Marketing manager Rita Grant said that Cincinnati Bell just wanted to do something special for this year's Clermont County edition of the Cincinnati Bell Yellow Pages.

"It's all part of our community outreach program," she said. "We know how committed that Clermont County is to its veterans and its current military men and women, so we at Bell wanted to help out the county in its ongoing efforts to honor those brave men and women."

Another reason, Grant said, is that Cincinnati Bell and its hundreds of employees have family members, spouses, or friends who have in the past or are currently serving in the U.S. military.

In addition to featuring the Board, and local soldiers/veterans on the cover, the yellow pages went the extra mile, Bare said, by including an inside two-page spread that explains many of the services provided by the Clermont County Veteran's Service Commission.

"And there is also a tribute to local veterans who recently died on foreign soil," Bare said.

Featured on the cover of the 2008 Cincinnati Bell Yellow Pages, Clermont County edition, are Paul Moss, Joe Whitt (the only Clermont County survivor of the 1941 attack on Pear Harbor), Jackson Hamblin, and Veteran's Service Commission board members Howard Daugherty, Kenneth Cook, Ken Johnson, Robert Derr, and Cliff Riley, and director Danny Bare.

Bare, and the rest of the board, thanked all of those at Cincinnati Bell Yellow Pages, for doing something so special, at no cost to the taxpayers in Clermont County.

"I would also like to thank the Clermont Office of Public Information for working with Bell to create the artwork for the publication."
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