Community Impact

Sinclair Broadcast Group partnered with Project RELO, a not-for-profit organization focused on improving the quality and number of career opportunities available to military veterans. Project RELO seeks to educate corporate leaders on the value veterans bring to their organization, providing transitioning military members access to Project RELO’s business network, and connecting companies with the people and teams that can help find critical talent.

On August 21, Project RELO kicked off Task Force Tribute, a veteran inspired journey of remembrance across the US, honoring military members lost during combat operations since 9/11. One mile was traveled for each service member lost. The joint service team started the trek in Lansing, MI and completed the journey on September 11th in Washington DC. The group made stops in a dozen cities along the way.

Sinclair’s newsrooms across the US participated in Project RELO’s Task Force Tribute as the media partner and produced news coverage on Sinclair’s local stations and on The National Desk, Sinclair’s national news program, with additional coverage from stations in communities along the route.

In each city, the task force collected and memorialized the stories of military members as they build the network and partnerships that will aid in the construction of an immersive, and comprehensive virtual memorial. This memorial, unlike its physical counterparts, will be built upon the stories and perspectives from veterans and their families and have the ability to connect the archives of the many institutions that have been similarly collecting our veterans’ stories over the years.

Sinclair’s partnership with Project Relo included producing a Public Service Announcement for the organization and airing it on all Sinclair television stations, to bring awareness to the Project Relo’s mission to help military veterans find meaningful employment opportunities and encourage the public to find out more on how they can participate in the mission.

To find out more about Project RELO, go to www.projectrelo.org.