Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chicago Veterans Recall D-Day

Chicago's French Consulate presents the Legion of Honor to about 200 World War Ii veterans each year.

The historian at the National World War II Museum, aid it is important that Americans learn what they can from the surviving veterans of the war.  He sends interviewers out to veterans' homes to video-record them for an oral history collection.  Veterans visiting the museum can also video their recollections.

The idea is to allow future Americans to hear first-hand from the men who stormed the beaches at Normandy as well as against the Japanese in the Pacific.

"You will be able to see what the veteran really looked like, what that person really sounded like.


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