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First Non-Profit Board Meeting

We had our first official Non-Profit Board meeting last month since becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The meeting took place in Miami and was attended by all the Directors and our non-profit/fundraising consultant. The newly appointed Directors got to meet each other for the first time. After preliminary introductions, the Directors nominated and elected the officers of the corporation as …

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Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) Status Obtained

Officially a Non-Profit Public Charity The Making History Project achieved an important milestone last month as it was officially designated as a non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Donors to the Making History Project can now deduct their contributions under IRC Section 170. Likewise, the Making History Project is qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under …

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501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Application

501(c)(3) Status Earlier this month, I submitted the necessary paperwork to the IRS for official non-profit status. The goal is to obtain non-profit status so fundraising efforts can be undertaken to take this project to the top. Donations to non-profit organizations are considered charitable donations and are generally tax-deductible. The Making History Project whose mission is to preserve, protect, and …

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Afghanistan War Veteran Oral History

The full oral history interview of Afghanistan War Veteran, SSG Justin Graham, has been uploaded to the Making History Project website. The oral history interview took place on November 5, 2016 during the 10th Anniversary Reunion for the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne. SSG Justin Graham is a paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne, 508 PIR and served …

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508 PIR Association Veterans Panel Video

Busy Times… It has been a very busy few months.  This is why updates have been less regular than normal.  Besides being lead counsel for an ethics trial, I recently wrapped up an oral history project on behalf of the archives for a medical association.  While working on that, I attended the 10th Annual Reunion for the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment …

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Day Three: 508 PIR Association Reunion

Oral History Presentation Veterans Day is the perfect day to share an update for last Saturday’s events at the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment Association Reunion.  On that day, I conducted an audio and video presentation to the membership.  My presentation focused on the progress of my oral history interviews and why preserving the legacy of all Veterans is important.  After my presentation, …

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Day Two: 508 PIR Association Reunion

Visit to The Citadel On the second day of the 508 PIR Association Reunion, we all visited The Citadel, a private military university in Charleston, South Carolina.  A mantra of The Citadel is “Honor – Duty – Respect”, a message we all can take to heart.  We received a very nice and informative tour of the campus by a Citadel …

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Day One: 508 PIR Association Reunion

Paratrooper Reunion Spent a wonderful day in Charleston, South Carolina with the 508 PIR Association for its 10th Anniversary Reunion.  For the first time, current members of the 82nd Airborne joined and participated in the festivities along with other paratroopers from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Central America and our current conflicts in the Middle East.  We all got an …

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