World War Two Veterans Encouraged to Create Free Online Autobiographies, Families Invited to Help

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Veterans empowered to share their stories and help create a national record of first hand experiences from World War II.

The release of Ken Burns The War, a documentary chronicling the events of World War II through the first hand experience of veterans, inspired one of the country's leading legacy consultants to take on her most ambitious project yet.

"Stories. These veterans have amazing stories to share. As a nation, we need to treat these veterans and their stories as some of our most precious resources," said Beth Sanders, founder and President of LifeBio.com, a site that helps individuals create and share their autobiographies.

"After learning about Ken Burns's latest documentary, I decided that I wanted to create a resource that allows every World War II veteran to tell his or her story," she said.

That is when she decided to use her company's expertise to build VeteransLifeBio.com, a website dedicated to collecting the stories of World War II veterans and veterans of other wars and offer the service for free.

"We worked non stop to get the site launched," she said, noting the urgency of providing such a resource.

"Everyone has a story," she said. "The facts are we are losing 1,000 veterans a day in the United States. Now is the time to share and preserve the legacy.''

"With our expertise in autobiographies, I knew that LifeBio is in a unique position to help more veterans tell their stories," Sanders said. "Recording the memoirs of the Greatest Generation is important to me. They have lived through remarkable times.''

"I want to invite every World War II veteran to come to VeteransLifeBio.com and write a life story. We'll collect the history of the brave men and women who served our country. Every veteran can share what they choose with their families and future generations," she said.

Sanders added that she wants to help veterans and our country remember one of the most challenging times in our nation's history. VeteransLifeBio.com will also include links to forms and information on how to mail the VeteransLifeBio to the Veterans History Project in Washington D.C. Every veteran who participates can choose to be part of the Veterans History Project collection at the Library of Congress. To date, tens of thousands of individuals have already used LifeBio.com to tell their life stories. "Now, I want to specifically invite this country's Greatest Generation to tell their stories. Audio or video is great, but there is nothing like the printed word for preservation. VeteransLifeBio.com will make it possible for veterans to explain what happened during the war and say what matters most to the people they love."

Veterans who visit VeteransLifeBio.com will sign up and then have the opportunity to answer a series of 40 specifically-crafted questions about their lives and the War. When completed, veterans can print their beautifully formatted bios on their own printers or send electronic versions to their loved ones. They can return to their account as often as they wish to add more to the stories. Veterans will also have the option to purchase a hardcover, personalized Legacy Book of their stories and memories.

"This is a great opportunity for families to get together and hear some amazing stories or call grandpa or grandma on the phone and fill in VeteransLifeBio.com as you talk," Sanders said. "Veterans will have the opportunity to share their stories with their families and the younger generations will get a first hand history lesson," she said.

Sanders said that she has always taken special pride in working with veterans. "I'm fascinated by the World War II generation and their stories and sacrifice for all of us; this project is truly a labor of love for me."

About LifeBio
LifeBio.com is the nation's leading legacy company, helping people preserve relationships to last for generations. LifeBio, Inc. was the first company to empower users on the Internet to build their own autobiographies or the biographies of a loved one. LifeBio.com allows people of all ages and backgrounds to have a private place to share their life stories, upload pictures, and create a hardcover Legacy Book. LifeBio.com has partnered with senior living communities across the U.S. to impact many more lives, empowering people to say what matters most to the people they love. LifeBio is also encouraging senior living communities to connect deeply with residents through reminiscence and wellness initiatives.

It's time to tell your story...preserving relationships to last for generations. To learn more, visit http://www.lifebio.com/veteranslifebio.htm.

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