Preserve, Honor, Educate - In 2016, Veterans’ Legacies launched our Mighty Endeavor program with the purpose of gathering veterans’ individual experiences, recordings, images, and personal histories with the intent of using their stories to educate our youth and help reconnect veterans with the community they served. Veterans’ Legacies works with volunteers and partnering organizations to connect veterans and students, to Preserve their stories, Honor their service, and Educate our youth.
How? Veterans’ Legacies features an extensive database with the robust ability to preserve the stories and experiences of every person who has served our nation. We use this database along with an approved academic curriculum to actively get these stories into classrooms, libraries, and youth programs at no cost.
Our partnership with OregonASK, (a nationally recognized after-school curriculum provider) enabled us to create a multi-discipline curriculum designed to encourage students to learn history directly from the men and women who made it. The curriculum enables students to learn to research, report, interview, video, and connect.
This website offers a downloadable curriculum to guide educators in classroom instruction and facilitation. The curriculum also provides instructions for general directions for researching, interviewing, recording, and uploading processes for the Veterans' Legacies database.
Thanks to the generous donations of foundations like the Reser Family Foundation, our latest additions to the curriculum include inclusiveness modules that help students understand the role diversity has played in our military history. The new modules focus on contributions that women and persons of African, Asian-Pacific Island, and Latin decent have made in helping to protect and preserve our freedom.
Why? Left untold, these irreplaceable experiences will fade away along with the opportunity to honor and learn firsthand from those who can best help us understand the impact of war. Sharing these stories gives veterans a powerful opportunity to connect with our youth in a meaningful way.
Our efforts to Preserve, Honor, and Educate are also intended to help our veterans reintegrate with the community they served while giving our youth a new and unique perspective on the sacrifices that have been made to ensure their freedom.
Help Us Make a Difference.
We are seeking volunteers to help compile and curate the stories, engage with local schools to help connect students with the veterans in their community, and act as ambassadors to help promote the curriculum’s use in private and public schools, after-school programs and other youth programs. Visit our Volunteer website to join our team and share our passion for Preserving History, Honoring Veterans, and Educating our you
Veterans’ Legacies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit created to provide an online resource for students, educators and the general public. Veterans' Legacies is dedicated to the collection of veterans’ stories in order to preserve and share them for generations to come.
VETERANS’ LEGACIES LEADERSHIP TEAM
VETERANS’ LEGACIES LEADERSHIP TEAM:
Terry Howell, Executive Director
CPO U.S. COAST GUARD (Retired)
Gary Mortensen, Co-Founder/President
President, Stoller Wine Group
Nick Kimball, Co-Founder/Corporate Secretary
VETERANS’ LEGACIES BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gary Mortensen, President, Stoller Wine Group and Co-Founder of Veterans’ Legacies
Nick Kimball, President/CEO, Lattix, and Co-Founder Veterans Legacies
Tracy Curtis, Regional President, Wells Fargo
Barry Greenberg, Owner, Celebrity Connection (Air Force Veteran)
Steve Caldwell, Controller, Stoller Wine Group
Adrienne Roark, President/General Manager KPTV FOX12
Janice Strong, JD, Associate, Fisjer Phillips (Legal Counsel)
Rick Kam, Founder IDExperts and CyberWarriors
Ken Hick, Owner, Resources Northwest
Larry Kimball, Retired U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (Marine Corps Veteran)