StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.
We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.
Military Voices Initiative
How did you come to serve in the military? What is your proudest moment? During your service, can you recall times when you were afraid? What are your strongest memories from your time in the military? What lessons did you learn from this time in your life?
The Military Voices Initiative provides a platform for veterans, service members, and military families to share their stories. In doing so we honor their voices, amplify their experiences, and let them know that we—as a nation—are listening.
For more than a decade, 2.4 million men and women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan while millions of families have stood behind them at home. The military community knows well the challenges of multiple deployments, combat-injuries, and long-awaited homecomings. Yet few civilians truly understand the complex realities of our troops’ service and sacrifice.
Recording Days in 2021
In 2021, StoryCorps will partner with local stations in the following cities to record stories of veterans and their families in our “virtual recording booth” and participate in the StoryCorps experience online.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on when and how to register to record your story, and prepare for your interview with this collection of suggested questions to ask your conversation partner.
To schedule your interview by phone, call 1-800-850-4406. English & Spanish available. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can record anywhere with the StoryCorps App. Learn more here.