The Navy Memorial’s Stories of Service program collects digital video oral histories of Sea Service veterans throughout the year. A group of dedicated volunteers interviews and records the personal accounts of shipmates from all eras. In addition, Navy Memorial works with schools to teach students how to preserve this oral history.
How You Can Help
We need help conducting interviews at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. and at select military reunions around the country. The interviews last 30-60 minutes. We are looking to capture the highlights of a sailor's service – rather than a complete biographical sketch.
We also need help with editing the stories into 5-10 minutes spots, and archiving them on one of our web sites. This ensures the stories are available on demand in perpetuity.
We do not charge for the service of archiving these stories, and so we're looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to help us preserve these important national treasures. For this reason, the United States Navy Memorial is launching a new initiative encouraging Teachers and Students to interview and archive the stories of our Nation’s Veterans. We welcome anyone to join us in our efforts.
Contact Us to learn more
To conduct interviews, share your story; or to learn more about the Stories of Service program, contact our National Coordinator, Matt Fash at firstname.lastname@example.org.