Americans in Wartime Experience
July 14, 2021
The Voices of Freedom kicked off the summer 2021 event season in Reading, PA at the 30th Annual World War II Weekend. This was our first use of the new truck and trailer/studio and they performed flawlessly. Everyone who saw the truck and trailer loved them! It was great to finally be back in Reading after last year's event had to be canceled.

World War II Weekend is always scheduled the first weekend in June every year and hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum. During the weekend, we had the honor of interviewing veterans who served during the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition, we reconnected with veterans that we have interviewed in years past. And of course, we promoted the museum and the upcoming open house.

The following weekend brought us to Stephens City, VA to participate in the American Military Museum’s open house. It was a pleasure to meet and speak with several World War II Veterans and an honor to interview 3 of them. One of the highlights of the event was capturing the story of Carmel Whetzel. Carmel served in the European Theatre during WWII where he was a POW, escaped, and was captured again 14 days later. A great story from one of America's “Greatest Generation.”

If your organization would be willing to host the Voices of Freedom for a day of interviews with your team members, contact us. There is no cost to you or to those being interviewed and it’s a great way to help us further our mission of capturing and preserving the stories of Americans in Wartime.
The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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