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What benefits can be derived from recording the stories of World War II veterans?

Asked at Buford M. Watson Jr. Park: on February 16, 2003

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“I think hearing their side of the story, how war affected them, can help people who will never experience that side of the story.”

“I think it’s important for us and our history because you can’t know where you’re going to unless you know where you’ve been.”

“I think a better appreciation for peace can be gained from a project like that. My father was such a veteran and if only he could be here (at the war protest) today.”

“Probably the most valuable gain is getting a better understanding of the people who lived and fought in that time — getting a new personal and historical perspective.”

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