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80th D-Day Anniversary

The Making History Project will return to Normandy to attend the official international ceremony at Omaha Beach on June 6, 2024, for the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. The 80th D-Day Anniversary will surely be an incredible event, with many heads of state and returning World War II Veterans in attendance. Due to their advancing age, this could be the last …

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MHP YouTube Channel

The Making History Project YouTube Channel is growing! We have prioritized uploading our growing library of Veteran oral history interviews to the channel. The goal is to have the complete collection uploaded by the end of the year. Due to our continued efforts, the YouTube Channel has grown to 2,248 active subscribers. We have 64 videos available online with 348,142 …

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Making History Project 2024 Update

2023 was a busy and successful year for the Making History Project. Our project highlights include: Veteran Interviews Over the past year, the Making History Project continued its mission by gathering and preserving additional oral history interviews. These interviews occurred in Miami, Pensacola, Washington DC, and Normandy, France. Conferences and Trips The Making History Project returned to Normandy, France, for …

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82nd Airborne National Convention

The Making History Project attended the 77th Annual National Convention for the 82nd Airborne in Washington DC. This event took place this past August. Many State Chapters attended the convention, and the local DC Chapter was a wonderful host. The Convention started off with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. A wreath from the 82nd Airbrone was placed at the …

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After-Action Report: 79th D-Day Anniversary

The 79th D-Day Anniversary was the fifth time I have been back to Normandy, France. Each time is humbling. These hallowed grounds mark a turning point in the history of the world, and the sacrifices made for freedom were incredible. Many of those soldiers that fought in this campaign never returned home and remain there to this day. And many …

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Featured Interview: WWII Veteran Robert Chisholm

With the upcoming 79th Anniversary of D-Day, I thought it appropriate to feature the oral history interview of WWII Veteran Robert Chisholm. D-Day Robert Chisholm served in the 82nd Airborne, 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, as a paratrooper during World War II. Robert jumped into Normandy, behind the German lines, during the early morning of June 6, 1944, before the invasion …

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79th D-Day Anniversary: The Return to Normandy

The Making History Project will return to Normandy this year for the 79th D-Day Anniversary of the Allied landings during World War II. This annual weeklong event is France’s tribute to the sacrifices of Veterans who liberated France during World War II, most notably those of the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. This will be my fifth time going …

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Steady Flow of New Uploaded Veteran Oral History Interviews

Consistent with our 2023 Goals, we have rolled up our sleeves and are hard at work editing and uploading the existing catalog of recorded Veteran oral history interviews. Now available are the interviews of WWII Veteran Jack Appel, Viet Nam Veteran Jerry Bond, WWII Veteran Bill Byers, Operation Desert Storm Veteran Emily Caudil, and Viet Nam and Iraq War Veteran …

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