The Voices of Freedom visited the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA on May 18 – 19 to take part in the 2018 version of Army Heritage Days. This is the first time the VOF has participated in the annual event. Rain the morning of the first day and threats of rain the remainder of the weekend kept crowds low, however, those that attended were greeted with tank and halftrack demonstrations and reenactors depicting army units from colonial days to present. The Army Heritage and Education Center was also open to visitors and provided those visitors with walk through of the Army’s rich history. The Voices of Freedom conducted … Continue reading
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Thinking about the 4th of July…………..AFTER It is now several weeks since the 4th of July; the grills are once again cool, the fireworks have exploded and America’s celebration of her Birthday has come and gone. I thought about this because my Birthday is coming up in a few days and it caused me to think about what I saw and did on the 4th. My lovely bride and I braved the heat to attend the National Parade down Constitution Avenue. Having never attended previously, I did not know what to expect. But all along the march route were thousands of eager faces, young and old. Many waving American flags. … Continue reading
Rishi Sharma is an amazing young man. At 19 years old, he is on a quest to interview as many World War II veterans as he can before the last one is gone. And he is doing it while living out of his car and relying on funding from individuals through his Go Fund Me page. We had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Rishi in Reading, PA at the 2017 World War II Weekend. Watch his interview below and please take a look at this website located at Heroes of the Second World War.
The Voices of Freedom participated in the 2017 Warbirds Over the Beach Air Show in Virginia Beach, Virginia on May 20 and 21. By all measures the show was a success. Interviewed at this years event were 5 World War II veterans, 1 Vietnam veteran, 1 Desert Storm veteran and 1 home front story from the Vietnam War.
The end of 2016 marks the completion of the 6th year for the Voices of Freedom Project and the second full year of the deployment of the Mobile Recording Studio, affectionately referred to as “The RV.” The RV has allowed the VOFP to travel outside the Washington DC metro area to capture stories of services members and to spread the word about the museum. The VOFP conducted 95 interviews; 40 percent were of World War II veterans, 33 percent were Vietnam veterans and the balance was divided among various other wars and conflicts. Some of the notable interviews included that of U.S. Army Nurse, Elizabeth Lewis. Ms. Lewis served during WWII in both the Atlantic and … Continue reading
Planned Museum Preserves Veterans Memories of War From the Washington Post By Jonathan Hunley Maybe she’ll talk about the 200 to 300 patients she saw each day. Or where she was when she heard about Pearl Harbor. Perhaps she will share what it was like to leave West Virginia when she was in her 20s, to serve abroad. Regardless of the details, Elizabeth Lewis, who was an Army surgical nurse during World War II, is scheduled to give a speech Monday, as she usually does on Memorial Day. This one will be at the retirement community where she lives in Manassas. Read More