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A defining era of American history is almost over. Help us honor WWII's last living heroes this D-Day with a special celebration & DVD. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on May 8, 2011.

A defining era of American history is almost over. Help us honor WWII's last living heroes this D-Day with a special celebration & DVD.

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    1. Creator Kurt W. Koutz on May 7, 2011

      What a fantastic way to honor the greatest generation!! Our country needs to return to a firm foundation that is based on God, hard work, and commitment to family.

    2. Creator Wenndt Family (deleted) on May 5, 2011

      With 2 great grandpas that had served in WWII and now gone, my daughter Lilyanne had to support this. Her grandpa helped with a WWII memorial in his home town and now she feels she is a part of something too. Thank you for this opportunity. Amazing!

    3. Creator Dakota Grady on May 5, 2011

      Congratulations! I am so happy you got all and more of what you needed! God is so good!
      P.S. Eat extra chocolate for me!

    4. Creator Karsten Laqua on May 5, 2011

      I shared on Facebook and messaged quite a few friends. I am glad this got funded!

    5. Creator Karen Lockshaw on May 4, 2011

      Amazing, I too just looked at the numbers and I'm blown away at how quickly God is providing. God is so God! His timing is perfect. I know this project will be fully funded and God will receive all the glory upon its completion. Praise God for your faithfulness. It is an honor to be a part of this Final Farewell to our WWII Heroes. We are blessed!

    6. Creator Kelli Recicar on May 4, 2011

      I just looked at the update and can only say praise God!!!!! I am excited to see this project come to fruition.

    7. Creator Doug phillips on May 3, 2011

      The men of the World War II generation were the last Americans to be raised by parents who were part of the pre-modern world. Their parents raised them in the values of Christendom. When Winston Churchill surveyed the beginning of the Battle of Britain and stated that "Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization," no one wondered what he meant. They understood that our civilization was not deist, was not Islamic, and was not neutral--in its law, it formation and its ethic, it as Christian. We have lost this understanding today. Now more than ever must here from the mouths of those God-fearing warriors of his era. We need to hear from the mouths of our fathers before they leave this world. We need to put our children on their laps and embrace the vision of the 78th Psalm.

    8. Creator Betsy Dix on May 3, 2011

      Vision Forum Ministries - Thank you for your Vision to leave Americans with knowledge which is power under God's provision & Trust. The Faith of our Fathers Project is a blessing to so many already... we are so excited to see the Normandy project up close! We look forward to remembering Scott's Uncle Bud who died in 2008 and fought on the beaches of Normandy on June 6th & to remember 2 of my distant relatives which are buried in Italy and died in France during World War II. I am researching them now in the Cathcart line. I sent this out to all my FBook friends! Getting so close- Betsy Dix

    9. Creator Matthew Kenney on May 3, 2011

      I love America! It is so important to record, save and share our history as our country continues to lose it's identity through the government funded school system. Thank you Vision Forum and the entire Phillips family! We love you and thank you for having the resources that you do, so that men can grow up to be men and women can grow up to be ladies! Amen to you!

    10. Creator Karen Lockshaw on May 3, 2011

      Jeremiah 33:3 "Call to Me and I will show you great and mighty things which you do not know." Calling out to the Lord to show you mighty things and to guide you as you produce this amazing film. I am hopeful that many men and women will rise up to honor these last surviving Heroes of Normandy. They deserve the Honor of their names and faces in a film masterfully produced. I know you will give them the Honor they so deserve. God bless you!

    11. Creator Doug phillips on May 2, 2011

      "The Chattanooga Choo Choo Is Oh-So Close!"

      We just posted a new update on the wonderful team helping is to create our "A Final Farewell." Meet the San Antonio Darlings and others who will be making this such a special event.

      On behalf of the hundreds of people involved, I thank you for your kindness and generosity to this important project.

    12. Creator Lourdes Torres on May 2, 2011

      We are praying and preparing for this event!
      ~The Torres family

    13. Creator Robert Harder on May 2, 2011

      I am excited about this project. I would have liked to have my two grandfathers who served see it (I guess they will, in their way) as well as see the touching and honoring League of Grateful Sons. -Rob

    14. Creator Doug phillips on May 1, 2011

      Five more days to go. Thank you dear friends for all you have done and are doing to make this very special dream a reality. Tomorrow, I will be posting more biographies of our special veterans we hope to bring if this Kickstarter campaign is successful.

    15. Creator R.S. on April 28, 2011

      God bless your precious father, Mr. Strohmeyer! My father was in the 4th Division also, and landed at Utah on June 12th. (He went home to the Lord in March of 2000.)

      This might sound strange, but when you see your father again, would you please give him a gentle hug for me and tell him I said 'thank you' for his great sacrifice? Thank you, kind sir.
      ~ Ruthanne in Alabama

    16. Creator John Strohmeyer on April 27, 2011

      May this be used to educate countless youth in the decades to come. Our history must not be allowed to fade and become a forgotten memory. My father Ken, member of the Fourth Division, landed on Utah beach on D-Day. He is alive and well today and I'm very proud of what he has overcome to become a wonderful father. Thank you for your efforts in this noble endeavor.

    17. Creator Dennis E. Crawford Jr. on April 27, 2011

      I am in the Army and will be at Normandy on 6 June. I look forward to seeing you there.

    18. Creator Sophia Smithe on April 23, 2011

      "Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee." Deuteronomy 32:7

    19. Creator Molly on April 19, 2011

      Mr. Phillips/Doug, I'd be happy to send you a picture of Normandy. To where do we send it? Maybe you might like to have one of her brother Winston Churchill too. (He actually met you at the Jamestown Quadricentennial when he was a toddler!) :-)
      Molly (and John) Tripp

    20. Creator Andy Cunard (deleted) on April 18, 2011

      Mr. Phillips, Thank you so much from the Cunard family for the blessings of this worthy, honorable and multi-generational project. We are so pleased to be a part of it, even though we don't have any veterans in our family. Our home-schooled boys (6 & 8yo) are looking forward to learning more about these courageous men, and to keep their legacy alive. May the Lord bless you and keep you safe as you and yours travel again in June. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

    21. Creator Joseph Wood on April 16, 2011

      Mr. Phillips, I sent you a message through Facebook. We are so delighted that God has allowed us the resources so that we could support this project. We are doing this in honor of my husband's father (Mr. Bernard A. Wood) who died when when my dear Joe was only 12 years old. My husband turns 50 this May and for his birthday present we are giving him this as a gift along with some 'love' letters his father wrote to his mother while he served in WWII (his sister found them and my husband knows about them but has never seen them.)Thank you for all you're doing to remember those that served faithfully. As my husband always tells our seven sons (and our three daughters too)... " a man does a job not because it's easy or fun but because it simply must be done".
      Because of His Grace,
      Mrs. Joseph Wood

    22. Creator R.S. on April 16, 2011

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    24. Creator Doug phillips on April 15, 2011

      Molly, that is simply amazing that you named your daughter Normandy. Would you be willing to send us a picture of her and let us tell others the story of her name? I have a LIberty, a Justice, a Jubilee and a Providence, and a Faith, as well as a Virginia and a Joshua.

    25. Creator Molly on April 14, 2011

      Our seventh child, a daughter, was born around D-Day last spring. We named her Normandy :-)

    26. Creator Kelli Recicar on April 14, 2011

      This needs to be done....before it is forgotten and not shared with our children. To God be the glory.

    27. Creator Doug phillips on April 12, 2011

      "It is Dusk and You Find Yourself With Easy Company En Route to St. Marie Eglise"
      Check out the link to a new video we just posted. http://www.visionforum.com/news/blogs/doug/2011/04/9385/

    28. Creator Susy Monroe on April 7, 2011

      Thank you so much for doing this! I have an uncle that was there the second day. How can we find out more about this? Is there a possibility for him to be part of it?

    29. Creator Doug phillips on April 7, 2011

      I am very grateful to all of you who are helping us now. Thank you so much. Doug

    30. Creator Jan McCaleb Elliott on April 6, 2011

      What a glorious project! Bless you all as you pursue this amazing tribute. You are in our thoughts and prayers as we consider financial support. jme