Making History Project
"Preserving Veterans' Stories"
501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Veterans Oral History Interviews

Florida Veterans Support Line

Florida Veterans Support LineThe Florida Veterans Support Line is now online and available statewide.

This VA funded project provides assistance to Veterans and guidance as to community based programs.

Veterans that need help adjusting or transitioning to civilian life can obtain help and direction from a fellow Veteran.

Prominent services include crisis and suicide prevention, substance abuse help, mental health, disability assistance, health care, and emotional support.

Call 1-844-MYFLVET (693-5838) OR 2-1-1.

WWII Photo Gallery

Angoville

Angoville – Normandy France

With some extra time this summer, I am starting to catch-up and add some photos to the WWII Photo Gallery from past trips.

As it now stands, there are 21 individual galleries with 368 photos in total.

These photos are from events that the Making History Project attended, including trips to Normandy, France as well as WWII Veteran reunions.

The most recent photos added are for Angoville, Arromanches, and Azeville Battery in Normandy. Check them out and let me know what you think.

D-Day June 6, 2018

2018 D-Day Celebrations

Celebrations in Sainte Mere Eglise

Normandy Where it All Began

It is hard to imagine but it has been eight years since my first trip to Normandy France for D-Day. Today represents the 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.

All told, I have been in Normandy three times and it never gets old. To be in the presence of greatness and at the location of such a history-altering event is truly humbling.

It was in this electric atmosphere that I came up with the idea to preserve soldier’s tales through oral history interviews. I only hope that I am doing a good enough job in capturing these stories so as to preserve this lightning in the bottle for future generations.

A Time for Reflection

While there is plenty of pomp and circumstance today, let us not forget the true reason for why we celebrate. Many brave men, sacrificed their youth, blood, limb, mind or their life altogether for the liberation of France. So while beer and wine flow liberally today in Normandy, there should always be at least a tiny moment dedicated towards the somber remembrance for those that did not return. Many a family is missing a father, grandfather, brother, uncle, or husband today.

Never forget their ultimate sacrifice. For as all soldiers know, only the dead know the end of war. May they now rest in peace.