Please let me introduce myself. My name is George Ciampa.
I'm a World War 2 Army veteran of five campaigns in France, Belgium and Germany including the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France and the Battle of the Bulge---the largest land battle the U.S. Army has ever fought. At eighteen years of age, I saw first hand the high Price of Freedom from D-Day, and for eleven months, until the end of the war in Europe, May 8,1945
In 2006, at age eighty-one, I decided to form a 501 (c) 3 100% non-profit organization (EIN 32-0175290) and produced my first of five documentaries about the High Price of Freedom. It's called "The Lesson Is Priceless" Four young high school history teachers accompanied me and my crew to go to Belgium to learn about the "Lesson" from civilians who lived there and had lost their Freedom during four years of Nazi occupation.
Two years later I produced another documentary called, "Memories Of France." It was produced in France. This was with other young teachers. That one was followed by three more documentaries. See excerpts or trailers of all five films in my website: www.letfreedomringforall.org
My mission is to teach young history teachers and students, in particular, about the High Price Of Freedom. I also have spoken to thousands of students locally and in other states, as well as France and Belgium. I know the High Price Of Freedom because my job during the war was to gather the dead soldiers from battlefields and facilitate their burial in seventeen temporary cemeteries that we initiated in France, Belgium and Germany over an eleven month period until the end of the war in Europe. We handled approximately 75,000 American and German dead soldiers in very warm and freezing cold weather often working with Combat Medics. Not a pleasant job!
Now, and through the years with my films, I hope to educate thousands of the young and old, which I feel is very important.
The reason for this GoFundMe page was to raise the capital needed to do my sixth documentary, "The 75th Anniversary of The D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France." That was done. I took with us, seven other D-Day veterans who served on D-Day in Normandy along with their guardians. Some were in need of wheel chairs. They were interviewed on the Normandy beaches where they served on that very MEMORABLE day. "What was that day like?" They recalled their memories that will be included in the documentary. Probably none will ever return because of age.
The documentary will cover those seven interviews, eight including my own, as well as three others who were there with their families, eleven in total. We covered many of the important events including the June 6th D-Day ceremonies during the seven day filming from June 4th to 11th.
NOW FOR POST PRODUCTION.
Editing is a huge job and we expect to finish the editing by October 15th 2019. Distribution of the film will be done by C-3 Entertainment Co.
We appreciate your participation in this historical and educational endeavor. Our expectation is to distribute this film and his other five films in high schools where desired, limited only by funds available. Speaking to students will continue as in the past by World War II veteran, George Ciampa, who feels that it is necessary to educate the young, in particular, as to the importance of our freedoms and to stress the High Cost Of FREEDOM, as he knows it from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.
Thank you for any help you may provide!