November 11, 2018
This Veterans Day, we’re partnering with Google and YouTube to share the voices of our country’s veterans and to make a commitment to preserving more #VeteransVoices so we can honor their service. The stories that veterans tell are powerful reflections of the experiences they carry, and it’s important they not be forgotten.
Today, you can discover five extraordinary real stories told in an interactive and animated Google Doodle. These all-new animations feature accounts from service members from all five branches of the military, and touch on a spectrum of veteran experiences and emotions such as friendship, loss, hardship, hope, and love. All five of these interviews were recorded by StoryCorps. We are so grateful to the participants who shared their stories with us.
We also thank our partners at Google and YouTube for reminding the country that listening to each other’s stories can promote healing and helps create a more compassionate world. A more timely reminder of our shared humanity is hard to imagine.
There is a lot to explore and we invite you to experience it all:
Use your Smartphone to Record with a Veteran
Once you’ve listened to #VeteransVoices, we want you to make time to interview a veteran in your life. Anyone with a smartphone can record an interview with the StoryCorps App. The app is available on iOS, Android devices and for Kindle.
To help get you started, we’re providing resources to support educators, students, or anyone else who wants to take part in recording:
Over the past several years, StoryCorps has recorded thousands of intimate interviews with post-9/11 veterans, service members, and military families to preserve their voices for posterity and share their stories with the nation. In doing so we honor their service and amplify their experiences. Join us in this effort.
Source: SNPR Story Corps