What: We as a nation and town continue to lose members of the Greatest Generation every day. We have an obligation as a community to honor and digitally document their experiences before it is too late. Operation Remember will partner with our town Veterans Council, American Legion and VFW to record firsthand accounts of our veterans to be submitted and preserved by the Yorktown Museum.
Why: Currently there are only 3 Medal of Honor recipients from World War II alive. Whether World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Atomic War Veterans, Gulf War or Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts, we have members of our community who valiantly defended our nation. As a community we have an obligation to honor these brave heroes and preserve their memory before it is too late.
How: Embarking on digitally recording firsthand accounts by local veterans can be done at town hall or a number of local settings. Considering Yorktown’s appreciation for our local veterans, Operation Remember will provide a fantastic volunteer opportunity for all of our residents, of all ages, to contribute to preserving the stories of our heroes.