The “Media Initiative”
We are trying to get every local newspaper to write a daily column about their local “WWII Veteran of The Day” and every local news station to air a daily segment about their “WWII Veteran of The Day”. Eventually this will branch out and national media organizations will start doing this as well. So if you are reading this please call your local newspaper/news station and demand that these men be given the recognition they deserve! At the very lest these men deserve their fifteen minutes of fame. The point of the Media Initiative is to gather as much information about the World War Two veterans while they are still alive. Every little bit of informations adds up. By crowdsourcing information, we are able to paint a more detailed pictures of who these veterans were and what they went through. In this sense anyone can add to this historical collection and become historians. Ideally people would post clips/pictures (with a story of who the vet is and what he did) of their interactions with these WWII veterans adding the tag #ww2vets so that these men and their heroic actions can spread on social media as well. And even if it is not like the detailed interviews the core teams does, something is better than nothing and hopefully the core teams will also be able to get to them. I am completely bewildered about how we have all this technology yet we use it for the most frivolous things, there is literally an information overload of useless and oftentimes stupid texts, pictures, articles, tv shows,etc.. but we could be using all this technology to document these World War Two veterans instead and every can help preserve history for future generations and these men’s stories. Everyone now has a camera in their hands at all times so why not use it for something useful and meet a World War Two and record your interaction and conversation about their experiences. By doing this you can help make a difference instantly both in your life and in the veteran’s life.