The memories of our veterans paint a more vivid picture than any history book. But with each year, as veterans pass on, their stories are lost, too. Ancestry is working to preserve the stories of WWII, as told by the ones who were there.
If you know any veterans who served in the war, add their memories to our collection and help us celebrate the people whose heroism made history. Help us record the story of WWII, as told by the people who lived it.
Send us a video, documenting their experiences of the war and preserve this history before it slips away. Thank you to those who have shared memories of their WWII veterans like Jim’s video below.
Jim comes from a line of military service members. He served our country as an Air Force Colonel with tours across three continents. He recognizes the importance of preserving our country’s rich military history and notably, the stories of our WWII service men and women which are becoming harder to find. Jim’s Uncle Emil served on the U.S.S. Skipjack and U.S.S. Flying Fish where he was involved in the Battle of Midway, which occurred in June 1942. Emil miraculously survived and later served on the submarine that entered Tokyo Bay at end of World War II.
If you’d like help recording the oral histories of your family’s veterans – or any others who have a story to tell – AncestryProGenealogists has a team of experienced interviewers who can meet with them and preserve those precious family memories. More information is available at https://www.progenealogists.com/the-products.