Most of you NPR listeners have probably already heard of StoryCorps. If you haven’t, this is it:
StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening.
By recording the stories of our lives with the people we care about, we experience our history, hopes, and humanity. Since 2003, tens of thousands of everyday people have interviewed family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to take home and share, and is archived for generations to come at the Library of Congress. Millions listen to our award-winning broadcasts on public radio and the Internet. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, creating a growing portrait of who we really are as Americans.
I’d like to share Allen Hoe’s story, which is one of the featured stories for Memorial Day. Click here to listen to Mr. Hoe’s story. It’s a great memorial.