In the spring of 2016, the VBC launches its Post-9/11 Veterans Storytelling Project, a special effort to reach our youngest veterans who don’t often attend our regular weekday breakfasts. We’re grateful to the Jefferson Regional Foundation for supporting this pilot project. Our goal is to provide those who served since 9/11 the same opportunities to tell their own stories in their own way that we offer our older veterans, so that others—families, friends, and neighbors—can be educated and inspired by them.
Directing this special project for the VBC is Nick Grimes, whose job it will be to develop storytelling programs and coordinate oral history interviews with post-9/11 veterans.
Nick is an Army veteran who served from 2004-2011, including a total 27 months in combat in Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division.
“I’m excited to join the VBC staff and launch this important project,” says Nick. “I think many of us who served since September 11, 2001 are ready to start telling our stories, and I think people are ready to hear them. I look forward to our voices joining those from the older generations heard at VBC breakfasts and in.”