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Share your story

As a part of South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s efforts to support THE WAR, a ground-breaking PBS documentary debuting this September, we are collecting the stories of South Dakota citizens who experienced life on the homefront or in military service during World War II. All stories will become part of the DakotaStories web site hosted by SDPB.

How to Tell Your Story:

1. Attend the “Homefront SD” Story Collection/Film Screening event in your community. Up to 25 community groups will be sponsoring an event with SDPB. Four to six individuals at each event will be able to have their story recorded by a SDPB staffer as a part of the event activities.

2. Send your written, videotaped (DVD recording), or digital audio recorded story to:
Homefront SD Stories

P.O. Box 5000
Vermillion, SD, 57069

Digital photos on CD-Rom are also encouraged.
OR Type up your story and e-mail it to Steven.Rokusek@state.sd.us.

3. Participate with your local high school’s student interviewing project. History teachers are encouraged to have their students find local individuals to interview about their WWII-era experiences. Schools that have students submit “Homefront SD” interviews will receive a collection of SDPB productions for their media library.

4. Call SDPB toll-free at 1-800-456-0766 to leave your contact information. A staff person will contact you at a scheduled time and record your “Homefront SD” story via telephone.