23 November 2011
I have been familiar with StoryCorps for a few years. The idea of saving our stories, given how many have been lost in my own family alone, has always “struck a chord” with me.
And, until this year, I wasn’t aware of the National Day of Listening (the day after Thanksgiving). For 2011, it is suggested that you take a few minutes to say thanks to a favorite teacher and you are not limited to that.
Everyone is encouraged to post a memory to Facebook or Twitter or to tape a tribute on youTube or record an interview with a teacher or anyone else you would like to honor.
At no cost, though donations would always be appreciated, one can record an interview of someone in your community and then share it via the Wall of Listening. This can be an opportunity to visit those in veteran’s homes, senior centers, homeless shelters, and other community centers to make sure that their memories are preserved for the future or just start with the family members with whom you have just shared a Thanksgiving meal!
A Do-It-Yourself video and Guide are available on the site to help you.
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