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2023 Goals for the New Year

Veteran Oral History Interviews: The Year in Review 2022 was a monumental year for the Making History Project. We continued to hit the road to meet Veterans and conduct new oral history interviews. These adventures included trips to Normandy, France for the 78th Anniversary of the D-Day landings, to Columbus, Georgia for the Golden Brigade Reunion of Viet Nam Veterans …

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Veterans Day Pensacola Air Show

The Making History Project conducted Veteran pilot oral history interviews while at the Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show during Veterans Day week. The two-day air show was the final tour stop for the Blue Angels which are based in Pensacola, Florida. This was a fantastic and well-attended event with constant air demonstrations of planes from all different makes, models, …

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The Golden Brigade’s – 54th Reunion

The Making History Project attended the Golden Brigade’s 54th Reunion in Columbus, Georgia earlier this month. The Golden Brigade is comprised of the paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne that served in Viet Nam. Special thanks to Phil Cronin and Richard O’Hare for the invitation and the access they provided to me to meet these great Veterans. While there, I was …

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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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