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

Veterans Oral History Interviews

Veterans Day 2019

Veterans Day

Always Rember the Sacrifice

On this Veterans Day, please take some time today to think of our Veterans. When doing so, consider all the sacrifices the Veteran has made on our behalf. Sacrifice includes sweat, time away from family, and loss of limb, mind, or life. Veterans have risen to the challenge to ensure our safety and freedoms. Always remember that Veterans have made this a great country like no other in the world.

Featured Oral History Interview

The most popular and impactful oral history interview so far from the Making History Project appears to be from Justin Graham, a paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne. Justin did three combat tours and the emotions during the interview are raw and real. Today would be great day to take the time to see the impact that combat can have on our young soldiers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsLshzN1pxU&feature=youtu.be

Hear Their Voices

As a special tribute to Veterans Day, please also see the oral history interviews gathered by The Social Voice Project for our Veterans: https://thesocialvoiceproject.org/2019/11/08/veterans-day-listen-to-their-stories/

Paying it Forward: Another Example of the Legacy of the Greatest Generation

WWII Veteran Joe C. Andrew
Joe C. Andrew

I wanted to share an incredibly heartwarming story about Joe C. Andrew, a World War II Veteran from the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment on how he met his wife, incurred a debt to get married, and how his daughter paid forward that debt on the 75th Anniversary of the 508 P.IR.

Such a story is but just another example of the integrity and legacy of the Greatest Generation. Without further adieu, I will let the daughter, Dee Dee Massey tell the story of her father in her own words:

Dee-Dee-Massey-Letter

Memorial Day Message

Below is a heartwarming message received this week from a donor to the Making History Project. This message is so perfectly timed and I need not say anything else:

I’m 82. I remember the war. This donation isn’t much, but it is from my heart. To the veterans—Thank you for a good life. Thank you for your bravery and sufferings. May God bless you and your family for all you’ve done for America but thank you the most that I have had the opportunity to live free. Thank you. I love you.

Joan Holloway