The following message comes
from our friend, Jerry Rosenthal, who served in both the 381st
and 488th Squadrons of the 310th and 340th Bomb Groups. Be sure to check
out Jerry's Our Commander in Chief video! Thanks Jerry!!
For some time, since 1998, I
have been involved with an intergenerational story telling program
called Stories of Service,
the gathering of video vignettes of veterans of our war. Guided by
young, digitally knowledgeable youngsters, these stories preserve our
history for families, local history organizations, the Library of
Congress and the Smithsonian.
The program is an offshoot of
the Digital Clubhouse Network www.digiclub.org that was founded in 1996 to
improve the computer skills of young people. Led by Warren Hegg, then
of SRI, for NASA, the group in now independent and is affiliated with
the History Channel, the Franklyn Roosevelt Foundation, the
Smithsonian, the Library of Congress and many similar organizations.
Examples of these stories can
be viewed at:
http://www.digiclub.org/sofs/index.php?page_id=17&video_id=168 Please look at Our Commander in Chief, one of the stories that I
did that is now used by all history teachers in the San Jose
For those who are interested
in participating, having your stories told, contact:
Hegg, Program Director, Stories of Service
While all areas are not yet covered, Ryan can help in
getting a group started in your part of the country!