Military.com Sponsors National D-Day Museum; New 'Living History Project' Captures Stories of WWII Veterans; WWII Meets the WWW
SAN FRANCISCO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Military.com (www.military.com) today announced its five-star sponsorship of the National D-Day Museum. Through this sponsorship and the recently launched Living History Project, Military.com is collecting the stories of World War II veterans and preserving them online. The National D-Day Museum honors the men and women who served in World War II in Europe, the Pacific, Africa and on the homefront. The museum, founded by Dr. Stephen E. Ambrose, military historian and advisor to Military.com, will house a collection of more than 2,000 oral histories from veterans. Grand opening ceremonies for the museum will be held in New Orleans from June 3 - 6. Through Military.com's new "Living History" initiative, veterans attending the National D-Day Museum grand opening ceremonies will be among the first to have their stories permanently archived on Military.com. By interviewing veterans in person and posting their stories online, Military.com's Living History Project ensures that World War II memories and accounts of D-Day will be immortalized on the World Wide Web. Visitors to Military.com can now click on the "History" tab to find examples of the detailed recollections of veterans' wartime experiences. "Military.com is bringing World War II history to the World Wide Web," said Christopher Michel, CEO of Military.com. "As World War II veterans grow older, we have a limited amount of time to capture their heroic tales and immortalize their stories. We are using the Internet to ensure that generations young and old have access to their first-person accounts of D-Day and other historic military events." The Military.com Living History Project is pursued in partnership with the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans, the world's largest source of oral histories by D-Day and Battle of the Bulge veterans. About Military.com Military.com (www.military.com) is the online home for the 80 million Americans with close ties to the military community: active duty, reserve, guard members, retirees, veterans, defense workers, family members and enthusiasts. Military.com is the destination site connecting this community and offering members meaningful content, resources and services. As custodians of America's military heritage, Military.com collects the stories of the men and women who have served. Military.com gives voice to those who made history and gives context to those who want to learn more. The company, founded by an executive team that includes veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and high-tech professionals, is committed to using the Internet as a better way to keep this community connected. Military.com has offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and is funded by the Mayfield Fund, U.S. Venture Partners, Broadview International and PRIMEDIA Ventures. About the National D-Day Museum The National D-Day Museum celebrates the American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who won World War II and promotes the exploration and expression of these values by future generations. For more information on the full schedule of grand opening events, visit the museum's Web site at http://www.ddaymuseum.org.
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