StoryCorps’ Military Voice Initiative

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.

Late this summer Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) is partnering with the StoryCorps’ Military Voices Initiative (MVI) to provide a platform for Wisconsin veterans, service members, and military families to share their stories. These recorded stories will be archived in the Library of Congress for future generations to learn from. Typically, recording sessions are between two people who know each other. Participants are free to talk about anything they’d like, military service or not. After the 40-minute recording session, participants can choose to share the interview with WPR.

StoryCorps MVI will be recording in Green Bay from August 24-28 at the Neville Public Museum and in La Crosse from August 31-September 4 at the main branch of the La Crosse Public Library. To schedule a session, please sign up at Green Bay MVI or La Crosse MVI. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. You can also call 800-850-4406. Note that in the event of public safety concerns, the interviews may be conducted virtually instead of in person.

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