Lest They Be Forgotten

$730 of $50k goal

Raised by 10 people in 2 months
Larry Cappetto  GRAND JUNCTION, CO
My name is Larry Cappetto and I'm a documentary filmmaker. For the past 13 years I've been serving my country through the lens of my camera, traveling over a half million miles across North America, documenting and recording stories from America's greatest generation before it's too late. To date I've interviewed over 1000 military veterans.


Teachers tell me as I travel, "History is best learned from those who were there." I've compiled and assembled one of the largest oral histories ever recorded of Americans at war.

I've be fortunate, speaking to tens of thousands of students  across the country, teaching them, "Freedom is not Free!" It's been a life-changing program for many as they come away with a greater knowledge and appreciation for all veterans and the freedoms we share.


I've given voice to our veterans, "Capturing Courage on Camera."  It's been my honor to meet these heroes, shake their hands, hug them and thank them for their service. 


I've been told I'm doing God's work and am a, "Church without walls." It's been a very humbling and educational experience for myself. I take ownership in my veterans and pride myself in being true to history, recording these stories. When a veteran dies their stories go with them. Therefore there's a sense of urgency about my work. 

For me to continue reaching out with these stories I need your help. I provide a vehicle and platform to record the stories and with your help I'll continue to have the resources to do so. I particularly want to share these first hand accounts from history with our younger generation in our schools.


Your support of this project will enable me to continue finding and interviewing veterans of all wars across the country, documenting their stories for histories sake, and taking them into our schools. In addition, your support will help me acquire the resources needed to bring these stories to the world to learn from via the internet. 

I've devoted my life to this project and I'm very passionate about my work, our country, veterans, and our younger generation.


Please take a moment to read through this material, view the short video clips and pictures. I would then ask that you share them with friends, family, social media acquaintances and anybody else you feel would benefit from this project. In doing so, you'll take ownership in my work, help me continue serving my country, and partnering together, honor all those who have served and are presently serving in our military and law-enforcement communities.

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WHERE ARE THE DESKS? This is a sample of the work I am doing with our veterans and in our schools. Please watch and share. POWERFUL!!!
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$730 of $50k goal

Raised by 10 people in 2 months
Created November 30, 2016
KS
$50
Kelly Shomin
16 days ago
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
$25
Doug Hayduk
1 month ago

Your tributes to the living WWII vets is so moving, so valuable, and so timely. Two thumbs up.

SM
$100
Scott Mills
1 month ago

We are grateful for what you are doing. This donation is in honor of my dad, Gayland R. "Mike" Mills who served in World War II

$25
Dawn Walker
1 month ago

Great job you are doing!

FB
$25
Frank Bregar
1 month ago

Good luck Larry in reaching your goal.

SV
$220
Stan VonFeldt
1 month ago

Larry, Thank you for all you do to honor our Veterans. Please continue your good work! Stan

PC
$50
Paul Clifford
2 months ago

Keep doing your incredible work Larry!

SR
$35
Sandy and Joel Richmond
2 months ago

Thank you Larry for your hard work and labor of love all these years to honor the lives of our veterans. What a gift to them and their families and all of us. May we never forget...

TL
$100
Tom Lynch
2 months ago

Our family and friends enjoyed your short 4 min Vietnam video at one of my wife's horse events over Veterans Day.

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