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Making History Summer Update

Just a brief Making History summer update on our Veteran oral history project. Summer started off with a lot of activity culminating in the Making History Project trip to Normandy, France. Since that debrief, the Intern Team has been very busy working on editing all prior Veteran oral history interviews. The goal is to improve the sound, color, and formatting …

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2022 Trip to Normandy

I was in France for fifteen days this past May and June for the 78th Anniversary of D-Day. This was my fourth trip to Normandy and it is always amazing. The appreciation and hospitality of the French in Normandy are second to none. World War II Veterans More importantly, being able to see and speak with returning World War II …

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78th D-Day Anniversary

The 78th D-Day Anniversary in Normandy, France is looking to be a spectacular event for commemorating and honoring WWII Veterans. I have been told that more WWII Veterans may be attending the festivities this year than those that made the trip for the 75th. The cancellation of all D-Day events for the past two years due to COVID-19 may be …

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MHP Set to Return to Normandy for D-Day Anniversary

St. Mere Eglise The Making History Project will return to Normandy, France for the 78th Anniversary of D-Day. This is the third time the Making History Project has made this trip to obtain Veteran oral history interviews and to document the anniversary events of D-Day. D-Day Historical Context During the early hours of June 6, 1944, the Allies began the …

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Veteran Oral History Interviews Progress Report

The Intern Team for the Making History Project is making some serious progress in editing and finalizing all the Veteran oral history interviews gathered so far. This has been a massive undertaking for the graduate film students that make up the Intern Team. They have implemented an editing workflow that enhances the sound and color for the oral history interviews. …

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In Tribute: Bob Chisholm – An American Hero

We lost a true All-American Hero on January 4, 2022. Bob Chisholm was a WWII Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne who then went on to also serve his country in Korea and then later in Viet Nam. Paratrooper Bob Chisholm, WWII Bob was selected as a member of the second class for the 82nd Airborne’s All American Hall of Fame. …

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80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

This year represents the 80th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entry into World War II. This single event would forever alter the history of the world, the trajectory of nations, and impact an entire generation. A small contingent of World War II Veterans have made their way to Pearl Harbor for this momentous event. The …

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Veterans Day 2021

I am so looking forward to speaking at Governors State University on Veterans Day. This is such a wonderful opportunity to honor Veterans on their special day. I will be speaking at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, on the 11th month. Perfect. Better yet, I will be able to introduce the new Intern Team from GSU so they …

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