PARTICIPATE

Ike’s Soldiers is open to anyone! To get started, please download the information packet for the correct program. Inside you’ll find the guidelines, required questions and submission instructions. To find the correct info, please identify yourself.

GENERAL PROGRAM
I am a veteran, friend, family member or a fan of a living or deceased veteran.
STUDENT PROGRAM
I am a high school or college student participating in the Student Program.

Please keep in mind that if the submission does not include the correct materials, it will not be processed.

 
 

Interview & Submission Guidelines

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Step 1

ARRANGE TO MEET WITH
A WORLD WAR II VETERAN

The veteran you interview can be a family member, friend, or someone you met through your local community. Be sure to correspond with them in writing to remind them about the date and time of your interview. Encourage them to dress comfortably and wear any clothing they may have that recognizes their military service.

PDF: Sample Letters / Setting Up Your Interviews

Step 2

PREPARE ALL NECESSARY  EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

Print the paperwork found in the submission packets for yourself and the veteran (links to the forms are listed below as well). Test your equipment. Charge your camera batteries and clear up space on your memory card!

PDF: Biographical Data Form
PDF: Interviewer Release Form
PDF: Material Identification Sheet
PDF: Memorabilia Release Form (memorabilia is optional)

Step 3

INTERVIEW

Follow your checklist and make sure you and your veteran sign a release form. Be kind and respectful. Ask good questions and, gather any additional artifacts your veteran is willing to contribute.

PDF: Interview Questions

Step 5

THANK YOU NOTE

Drop off or mail a hand written thank you note to the veteran, thanking them for their time and service.

PDF: Sample Letters / Thank You Notes

How to Prep for Your InterviewThis quick video is to review the necessary items to get started on your project.

Get Setup for Your InterviewWe will be running through some products you can use to capture the best quality audio & video. You’ll want to check this out if you are new to video and want a simple way to produce high quality video & audio for your interview.

How to Conduct Your InterviewIn this video we will be reviewing how to guide the conversations with your veteran to make them comfortable.

How to Submit Your InterviewOnce you’ve done all the fun work of recording an interview, you’ll want to know all of the very important steps to submitting your interview correctly so that information doesn’t get lost.

INDIVIDUAL FORM DOWNLOADS ( IF NEEDED )

All forms are included in the Information Packet listed above. If you need to download an individual form, they are listed below.

EXTRAS

Below are additional materials for download.