World War II Foundation - Presentation by Marine MGen Drew Davis


Outstanding Presentation by Marine Major General Drew Davis about the World War II Foundation to 
Sarasota MOAA on March 18, 2022. He told us about the Foundation and how it focused on story 
telling about individuals in World War II.

Excerpted From the Foundation Website

"The mission of the foundation is to raise awareness and appreciation, through film, of the many 
sacrifices made by American men and women in securing our basic freedoms. Their goal is to instill 
the lessons the war make them accessible, relatable, and impactful at no cost to students, educators, 
veterans, or the public."

"At home and in uniform, mothers, wives, and daughters nursed the sick, manned the factories, and 
flew planes out to both coasts for shipment overseas. Titans of industry, seemingly overnight, retooled 
factories to feed the insatiable demands of warfare. America’s schoolchildren walked miles to collect 
tin foil and newspapers in wagons, and in the year 1945 alone, raised a staggering $715 million in 
war bonds."

"Every American who remembers World War II has stories to tell, and they tell them in tones that 
still ring with pride and patriotism. Veterans give voice to their comrades who perished in battle, 
making the ultimate sacrifice. Those who are long gone entrusted their stories to children and 
grandchildren who repeat them through generations, making the memory indelible. As a body, the 
stories define a nation wholly dedicated to one common goal: halting evil in its tracks. We tell these 
stories today to honor and preserve the past, and as importantly, to inspire the future. In a nation that 
has never felt so fractured and divided, the example of the greatest collaborative effort in the history 
of the world has valuable insights to impart. "

The films are narrated by well know actors and media leaders, including Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather,
 Dan Aykroyd, Gary Sinise, and Tom Selleck.

The videos are provided to public television for broadcast. You can also view them at the Foundation Youtube Channel.

Learn more about the Foundation at:

Click here to view the Foundaton brochure:

Videos are a great way to record memories.  The videos my father and I made about his World II unit at:


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