StoryCorps and IAVA Team Up
Posted by Christina Kim on November 9
As Americans gather this weekend to honor the service and sacrifices of veterans on Veterans Day, StoryCorps and IAVA are teaming up to bring new veterans’ unique stories to audiences across the country.
StoryCorps’ Military Voices Initiative (MVI) launched with the purpose to record, share, and preserve the unique stories of veterans, servicemembers, and their families. Through partnering with IAVA, the Military Voices Initiative has activated IAVA members to document their stories and experiences through contributing to this meaningful oral history project.
We know that the military-civilian divide exists. And as more and more veterans return home and begin the transition back into civilian life, these stories will be an important way to teach the country who veterans are, what they stand for and what they experience overseas and at home. These brave, honorable men and women are yet a mystery to too many Americans, and we are grateful to StoryCorps for stepping up to change that.
To hear some of the stories and learn more about how you can record your story or share with a friend, head on over to StoryCorps’ website today.
In just the last year, IAVA has connected hundreds of veterans with employers through innovative career fairs, helped over 10,000 veterans go to college on the New GI Bill, and provided mental health support to over 50,000 veterans—all at no cost to Member Veterans. Programs like these are only made possible through your generous support. Fight for those who fought for us and help us keep these resources and benefits completely free for new veterans and their families. DONATE >>
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