Submitted by: Luke Basso

Category: Stories

I'm Luke Basso, a high school senior who recently relocated from New York to North Carolina. I manage a YouTube channel called Filmperia, where I conduct interviews with veterans make sure that their stories are not forgotten. On my channel, you can discover over 50 interviews and two mini-documentaries. I've conducted both in-person and Zoom interviews since I started this in 2021. Every week, I strive to release one video. My main focus is on WWII and Korean War veterans because there are so few of them left.

In May of this year, when I was still living in New York, I was invited as a guest on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in recognition of my work with veterans. Mountain Lake PBS also created a video about my channel and my Honor Flight experience.

Preserving their stories is vital for our society, given everything they've done for our country and our allies. If anyone reading knows any veterans or are a veteran yourself, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We can arrange a Zoom interview for my channel. You can contact me at

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