Roosevelt’s Infamy Speech – Pearl Harbor – December 8, 1941 – By Jeffrey Worthington & iHistory Project

By: Jeffrey Worthington & iHistory Project

One day after the Empire of Japan’s attack on Hawaii and Pearl Harbor, the United States President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, delivered this speech to a Joint Session of Congress.  The speech is best known for the line “December 7, 1941… a date which will live in infamy.” Unfortunately many students today do not know what happened at Pearl Harbor that day.

But there is something you can do to help educate today’s teens by getting them to learn out nations history from the people who were there… before it is too late. Roughly a 1,000 World War II veterans die everyday. The New York Times said that by 2020 there won’t be any left at all.

Please visit http://www.ihistoryprojectww2.org to see how you can help in your community!

If you have any questions or need more information please visitor our website iHistory Project: WW2 or contact me directly at jeff@ihistoryproject.org

Veterans Day – By Jeffrey Worthington & iHistory Project

By: Jeffrey Worthington & iHistory Project

“We celebrate this Veterans Day for a very few minutes, a few seconds of silence and then this country’s life goes on.  But I think it most appropriate that we recall on this occasion, and on every other moment when we are faced with great responsibilities, the contribution and the sacrifice which so many men and their families have made in order to permit this country to now occupy its present position of responsibility and freedom, and in order to permit us to gather here together.” -John F. Kennedy (November 11, 1961)

The iHistory Project and the Worthington Foundation wish to thank all of our military service men and women, as well as those who are supporting them as they maintain the frontiers of freedom!

UPDATE: iHistory Project is now officially a non-profit! – By Jeffrey Worthington & iHistory Project

By: Jeffrey Worthington & iHistory Project

Hey Everyone!

I’m very happy to announce that we recently received our 501c3 non-profit status!  We, at the Worthington Foundation are very excited for what this means in the coming months!  Thank you for your support over the years.   We started the iHistory Project back in 2009 and it has been quite a journey.

When we started the iHistory Project, in the Fall of 2009, we looked to partner with other non-profit organizations in order to save the time of having to file to become 501(c)(3) ourselves, but because of the economic down turn, most organizations were not taking on new projects.  So in June 2010, we hired a paralegal, who came highly recommended and whom we had worked with previously, to file our own 501(c)(3) application.  Unfortunately, he led us on a wild goose chase for 18 months.  He took our money and, to the best of our knowledge, he’s residing in Europe.  It was mid-2011 before we realized that he was not doing the work he had claimed.  This was confirmed a few months later when the IRS said that he had never contacted them on our behalf.  Needless to say, that was devastating news.

It took a few months for us to untangle the mess he left behind.  So, in January 2012, we again began the process of applying to become non-profit organization.  However, this time was with a reputable company, thus, we are glad to report that in October, 2012, we (the Worthington Foundation) finally received our 501(c)(3) non-profit status!

Preserve our World War II veterans’ history while bridging the generational gap with today’s youth.  Spread the word about the iHistory Project with your family, friends, and teachers, via Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Remember to download our flyer (Click Here)!

For more details on how to get your teens involved with our iHistory Project, go to our website: www.Heroes-WW2.org

Talk again soon.

Jeffrey Worthington

Worthington Foundation

Project Director (iHistory Project)

Celebrating Flag Day – By Jeffrey Worthington, iHistory Project-WW2

By – Jeffrey Worthington, iHistory Project

Jeffrey Worthington - iHistory Project - Flag Day
Honoring our nation's flag. Photo by Jeffrey Worthington 2011

Today, in 1775 America’s army was born.  Now we celebrate it as our countries Flag Day.  Our flag has seen many wars and many trails, great depressions and abundant times of prosperity.  It still stands for the freedom our forefathers came here to find.  We at the iHistory Project wish to honor all those who have and who are currently  serving to defend those freedoms.

Remember to come back to our blog for more updates!  For more information, visit the I-History Project-WW2 or contact me directly at jeff@ihistoryproject.org

A Generation Later… What Uncle Bob Did Made a Big Difference! by Jeff Worthington

World War 2, WW2, World War 2 Contest, World War 2 Video Contest, You Tube Contest WW2, You Tube Contest World War 2, iHistory Project,   WW2 Volunteers, Jeff Worthington, Jeffrey Worthingon, Military History Contest, High School You Tube Competition, World War Two Video Contest, History Contest World War 2, Great Project for High School History, High School History Contest,The war was ended.  Civilian Robert H. McAllister, like many veterans, returned home and began the healing process.  He settled in the small town of Massapequa, NY, living at 12 Boston Avenue.  Baby-Boomers abounded and in his corner of Massapequa, former Sgt. (and now civilian) Robert H. McAllister was called “Uncle Bob” by the children of the neighborhood.  They grew up and some were called to serve during the Viet Nam War.  One, Kevin Hurley, was an Army MP stationed in Saigon during the Tet offensive of 1968.

In the early 1970’s Kevin’s sister, Deborah, was wed.  The McAllister family attended and in a conversation with former Sgt. McAllister’s son, Hugh, Kevin said that only he and one other person came out of their building alive.  Hugh recalled that Kevin told him how during the time they were under siege, he would lay at night and wonder: “What would Uncle Bob do?”  The stories of survival McAllister told had made a strong impression on Kevin.  He said he believed those stories and the survival strategies he learned, helped him survive.  Kevin carried out of the building his sole surviving comrade.            
          
“What would Uncle Bob do?”   The stories of a single soldier, one who enlisted because of an insult; who selected the rigors of an enlisted soldier over the relative comforts of a
seafaring officer‘s service, may be the difference between life and death for another; even though they were separated by a generation and served in a very different conflict.  

I hope you will support me (and hundreds of World War 2 enthusiasts and volunteers around the world) in challenging American teens across America, who are interested in military history, to participate in the iHistory Project-WW2.  We are committed to preserving these great World War 2 stories and memories and to bringing them to life so future generations will understand and appreciate the events of this conflict and how they shaped our world.

For more information, visit the I-History Project-WW2 or contact me directly at jeff@ihistoryproject.org