The story of America is about the countless men and women
who give up their own comfort, the company of their loved ones,
and sometimes their lives, in service to our nation.
From the Revolutionary War to the worldwide fight against terrorism, in times of both war and peace, military personnel endure hardship so Americans can enjoy peace and freedom. Yet, because these men and women often serve in anonymity, their stories of sacrifice and dedication to duty can be lost forever. By creating and sharing a permanent record of their service, current and future generations gain insights and inspiration.
Americans All is a nonprofit community-outreach program that specifically benefits
non-academic school activities and small business/service providers by using
a unique storytelling tool and turnkey fundraising approach.
Despite our successful distribution of supplemental classroom resources to more than 2,000 schools and libraries nationwide, we aim to stay clear of the divisive politics that are now affecting the teaching of social studies in many school districts. We now focus on providing students with resources that can support their participation in non-academic school activities. We have also repurposed our unique storytelling tool to enable students to help families that lost a member(s) to COVID-19 or to overseas conflicts to gain closure, and to permanently preserve the memories, contributions and achievements of their loved one(s).
Our storytelling tool is free for individuals, education organizations and nonprofits. Businesses and service providers, pay a nominal fee to create their stories which can be used—and updated daily—to reach, and offer discounts to, their current and future customers and clients. After a one-year free trial, we offer our members an optional membership in our Social Legacy Network to continue to receive discounts on goods and services from our business partners. Importantly, we invest 80 percent of member subscriptions and business fees in schools and communities that support our program.
Storytelling helps students, especially those in high school, further their knowledge of history; strengthen their communications, research and writing skills; and help prepare them for success in our democracy, higher education and workforce. What makes us unique is that we include verified historical information—presented in multiple, nonpolitical perspectives—to provide context for these stories and the experiences, observations and accomplishments reflected in them. This will help students gain valuable information on military history and the local heroes who played a major role in keeping us safe.
Americans All members can create and edit a legacy story and share and preserve it forever on our Web-based Heritage Honor Roll and on the home pages of our Legacy Partners. This story:
- Can contain up to 2,000 words, of which 1,000 can be password protected.
- Can be published in multiple languages and be updated at no cost.
- Can be enhanced with photographs, home movies and audio recordings.
- Can include links to other Heritage Honor Roll legacy stories, social media sites and other Web pages.
- Can be shortened to print on an 8½” x 11” template to share with family and friends.
Click here for tips on “How to create a legacy story.”
Click here for tips on “Storytelling for younger children.”
Click here to register for Americans All so you can create and share a legacy story and receive program benefits.
Click here to see stories on military personnel on our Heritage Honor Roll.
Click here to learn how your family can become a Legacy Partner.
Any questions? Please contact Americans All.