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General Discussion => Forum Support => Topic started by: ironputts on January 11, 2018, 12:58:36 PM

Title: Final Salute
Post by: ironputts on January 11, 2018, 12:58:36 PM
I have been reviewing and researching the member's names in final salute under member services for several years now. Many of these CAP members had served decades to our organization and their final remembrance is their rank and name only. I spend 10-20 minutes on each name (obituary/news article)and usually find more information regarding this member. I wanted everyone's feedback and wanted to know if anyone is interested in seeing that info (picture) here on CAPTALK. I find the information very interesting seeing showing the type of people who volunteer and serve CAP.

NOTE: I spent three years doing burial detail in the Army (Air Force, Marines, and Navy). We need to place as much effort saying farewell to members as we did welcoming them to the organization. Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Final Salute
Post by: MrsRoe on January 11, 2018, 01:02:30 PM
Would you do that as an on going thread? If so my cadet and myself would love something like that.


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Title: Re: Final Salute
Post by: Eclipse on January 11, 2018, 01:07:36 PM
I wanted everyone's feedback and wanted to know if anyone is interested in seeing that info (picture) here on CAPTALK.

No.
Title: Re: Final Salute
Post by: Cicero on January 11, 2018, 01:55:56 PM
I have been reviewing and researching the member's names in final salute under member services for several years now. Many of these CAP members had served decades to our organization and their final remembrance is their rank and name only. I spend 10-20 minutes on each name (obituary/news article)and usually find more information regarding this member. I wanted everyone's feedback and wanted to know if anyone is interested in seeing that info (picture) here on CAPTALK. I find the information very interesting seeing showing the type of people who volunteer and serve CAP.

NOTE: I spent three years doing burial detail in the Army (Air Force, Marines, and Navy). We need to place as much effort saying farewell to members as we did welcoming them to the organization. Happy New Year!

I agree, very thoughtful project. Very meaningful in my opinion.
Title: Re: Final Salute
Post by: arajca on January 11, 2018, 02:11:26 PM
It could be an interesting project, but needs to be locked with only the 'official' writer having access to edit. Otherwise, you'll get a bunch of opinions on some of these folks, especially those who may have served in high places.
Title: Re: Final Salute
Post by: ironputts on January 11, 2018, 03:45:15 PM
Would you do that as an on going thread? If so my cadet and myself would love something like that.


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Yes!
Title: Re: Final Salute
Post by: etodd on January 11, 2018, 04:17:20 PM
It could be an interesting project, but needs to be locked with only the 'official' writer having access to edit. Otherwise, you'll get a bunch of opinions on some of these folks, especially those who may have served in high places.

Dittos. Even if its just 100 'kudos' after each, the main obit for a person would get lost.  Make it one long thread, one post per former member, no responses. Clean and simple.
Title: Re: Final Salute
Post by: ironputts on January 11, 2018, 05:30:15 PM
It could be an interesting project, but needs to be locked with only the 'official' writer having access to edit. Otherwise, you'll get a bunch of opinions on some of these folks, especially those who may have served in high places.

Dittos. Even if its just 100 'kudos' after each, the main obit for a person would get lost.  Make it one long thread, one post per former member, no responses. Clean and simple.

How do I do that?
Title: Re: Final Salute
Post by: SarDragon on January 11, 2018, 05:58:55 PM
PM me.
Title: Re: Final Salute
Post by: Shawn W. on January 11, 2018, 08:19:51 PM
I think this is a cool idea and i support it. So how would this work then? Can we message admins with past members of who we think should be on this board or would we set a suspense date? I.E members who's end of service commences after "x" date, would be listed on this thread.
Title: Re: Final Salute
Post by: whatevah on January 12, 2018, 02:46:49 AM
We'll implement this in the upcoming major update to the forum around the end of the month.
Title: Re: Final Salute
Post by: JacobAnn on January 12, 2018, 07:35:48 AM
Great idea.  Looking forward to it.