Contest keeps veterans' stories alive

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Contest keeps veterans' stories alive
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iHistory Project founder Jeffrey Worthington envisioned bridging the generation gap between World War II veterans and today’s youth. Through the use of social media, Worthington’s vision has become a reality.

 iHistory Project has created a YouTube contest that encourages youth to keep history alive by connecting with and interviewing a disappearing generation – World War II veterans. The video contest challenges students, ages 12 to 18, to create a mini-documentary of a World War II veteran where they will hear first-hand accounts of history. Each applicant will film a 30-minute interview with a World War II veteran, which will be archived in the Library of Congress, as well as a three- to five-minute documentary that shares the soldier’s mark on American history.

Video submissions will be accepted from March 7-28, and voting will take place April 4-11. The winning film will be announced in May with a reward of starring in a full-length documentary.

To learn more about iHistory Project’s YouTube contest, its rules and important dates, click here. http://www.ihistoryprojectww2.org/

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Tim Foor

February 7, 2011 - 11:52am

Hey Folks, I was the Post Historian of Indiana Department Post #209, in Moores Hill, Indiana. I instrumented & implemented a "Living Memorial", similar to what this article is about. I highly suggest EVERY Veteran's Organization gets on-board with this and "Archives" it's Members and Their Experiences. It was primarily for the Passing of Members, so Family & Others can reflect. I can be contacted through the Indiana Post #777, Indianapolis, for further information & help. I'm also available, at the present to even provide the service of compiling/completing the task. Since, I'm Unemployed, with NO prospects.

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