We are on a mission to document the stories and memories of veterans, because according to the Veterans Association, currently World War Two veterans are dying at a rate of six hundred veterans per day. Their first hand accounts are an invaluable resource to the world, but time is running out to preserve their accounts.
On this mission, we will be working with Demetrius Harakas, owner of Fantastic Cafe. Demetrius picks up a veteran a week from their homes and takes them to breakfast at his restaurant, to show them they are appreciated and to hear their stories. He was journalling his conversations with the veterans for his own memory, but not doing any other documentation. That is where we come in. We will be riding along side of Demetrius filming the veterans as the eat breakfast and talk about their lives. We will then create videos of the breakfasts and post them here. In the end, we hope to compile all the videos into one final documentary.
Thanks for following along!
Erica Davis, Tue Duong, and Lindsey Roberts