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:

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:

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About Patrick Russell

Director and oral historian for the Making History Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Veteran stories for future generations. Resides in Miami, Florida, where he is a full-time mediator and has been a practicing lawyer since 1994. Proudly serves as a staff member for the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, in addition to being a member of the Oral History Association, American Historical Association; Friends and Family of the 508 P.I.R.; and the Battle of the Bulge Association. Graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Political Science, and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Additional courses and workshops for oral history and museum studies have been taken at Baylor University and Harvard University, Harvard Extension School. Contact info: (305) 608-2977 or

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