On this fine Veterans Day, I am making final preparations and packing for a trip to interview two World War II Veterans this weekend. The first interview will be on Friday in the Boston area to interview a Veteran from the 10th Armored Division who went through the Battle of the Bulge. Afterwards, I will be stopping by a highly recommended museum, The Museum of World War II in Natick, Massachusetts. This private museum has an eclectic and comprehensive collection of over 7,000 artifacts from World War II. Early Saturday morning I fly to New York to interview a second World War II Veteran from the D-Day Normandy campaign in Long Island. If I am lucky, a third World War II Veteran might be available for an interview on Saturday in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. What a trifecta that would be for the weekend trip. More details to follow upon my return.
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 email@example.com
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