Friday, May 23, 2008

Morning Express with Robin Meade to Salute Troops for Memorial Day - CNN

Morning Express with Robin Meade to Salute Troops for Memorial Day

CNN has special tribute for military folks on this Memorial Day Week end spread the word, please

In preparation for Memorial Day weekend coverage, Headline News has been soliciting iReports – videos, photos and audio content submitted by the public – to honor military personnel. Select “Salute to Troops” iReports will air on Morning Express with Robin Meade on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. (ET).

Morning Express viewers and users are asked to send their thoughts and wishes for U.S. military personnel to, CNN Worldwide’s first uncensored, unfiltered, unedited, user-generated community Web site. Current “Salute to Troops” iReports include submissions from mothers wishing safety for their sons and daughters in active duty; tributes to those who lost their lives during service and even one from a South African couple thanking the U.S. troops and wishing all Americans a happy Memorial Day.

Additionally, Headline News set up an iReport submission station on Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 17, at the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool in Washington, D.C., so visitors could record and submit their wishes and sentiments for all those serving or who have served in the U.S. military. All “Salute to Troops” iReports can be viewed at

Morning Express with Robin Meade features a daily “Salute to Troops” segment designed to pay homage to military personnel and their families. These segments also can be viewed on the “Salute to Troops” blog at

For 2008 to date, Morning Express with Robin Meade is up 21 percent in total viewers and up 10 percent in P25-54, the advertiser demographic.

Select Memorial Day iReport tributes will appear across CNN's networks and services over the weekend.

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