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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Project S.O.S. (Save Our Stories) Advancement - Project S.O.S. (Save Our Stories)

In the time-honored maritime tradition of storytelling, MMA seeks to capture the recollections of alumni on audio recordings during this year’s Homecoming celebrations. Beginning with our greatest generation – those who made a material contribution during World War II – we will record and preserve these personal stories in the teller’s own voice.

The project aims to continue and grow in the years ahead. Everyone has a story to share, and we want to hear them all. To ensure a fair process, priority for appointments will be given in the following order:
1.      Veterans of WWII, including Liberty Ship Service
2.      Veterans of Korean Service
3.      Veterans of Cold War Era Service (1955 - 1964)
4.      Veterans of Vietnam Conflict
5.      Veterans of post-Vietnam era conflicts to present day
In future sessions, we hope to incorporate additional themes in which to organize recorded audio from even more alumni.
MMA is partnering with The Drum Literary Magazine for Project S.O.S.

The first recordings were made during Homecoming 2011.  For more information on how to participate in future recording sessions, contact Kelley Lessard, Advancement Services, at (508) 830-5000 x1099 or
Your story. Your voice. America’s history. 

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