Help Preserve WWII Heroes' Legacies

$15,780 of $125,000 goal

Raised by 133 people in 15 months
Hi, my name is Zach Coco. I've created a non-profit called Pictures for Heroes.
( www.picturesforheroes.org )
My mission is to interview and photograph as many WWII Veterans as possible. I hope to document and preserve their bravery and sacrifices for current and future generations to learn from. There are no comic books written about these men and women, however, they are real-life Super Heroes and we must show them the admiration and appreciation they deserve while we have the chance. 
I will be traveling the country to meet and document as many Heroes as possible. The project will culminate in a  hardcover coffee table book featuring the stories and portraits of each WWII Veteran that I interview.
Donations will allow me to focus exclusively on this project. All funds will go directly to this mission, and allow me to travel state to state, Hero to Hero. The time is now and I fear we have missed too many stories already. From over 16,000,000 who served in WWII, we have roughly 500,000 remaining, with hundreds dying every day.
These are the men and women who answered the call of duty, typically at a very young age. They fought and won, against the tyranny and oppression that threatened the very freedoms we enjoy every day.  They are the Greatest Generation, they are our mothers and fathers, our brothers and sisters, our grandparents, and we must honor them and let them know they are appreciated and will never be forgotten. 
It is imperative that we document and preserve the lives and experiences that they have been through.  We must act now.
My Grandfather was a WWII Veteran, and he is the inspiration for this project.
It wasn't until his passing, that I realized the opportunity I missed by not interviewing him. I know how much I would appreciate being able to have his story recorded, so I want to provide that for other families.  Every time I do an interview, it feels like I get to spend another day with my grandfather, and for that, I am forever grateful.
Every Veteran that is interviewed will receive a copy of the images, a copy of the book, and a video DVD of the interview for their family to have forever.
After publication, all proceeds from sales will go towards Veteran organizations and help fund future projects honoring our more recent War Veterans. We pledge to dedicate 20% of the proceeds to the Honor Flight program.
For every book purchased, we will donate a book to a school or library. 
Please help me complete my mission.
Follow our progress on Facebook and Instagram  @picturesforheroes  

Every donation is greatly appreciated.
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All rewards will be shipped after publication.
International shipping may be subject to additional costs.


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2017 has been a good year. I have conducted 31 new interviews. With all of the generous contributions from everyone, I hope to at least double that total in 2018. Thank you to everyone for your support and please help to continue spreading the word! Here are some of the faces we've captured this year.
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Zach
2 months ago

The book has not been published yet. Im hoping by this time next year it will be ready. We are still conducting some interviews and the biographies are in the process of being written and the layout is happening all at the same time. Thank you for your support.

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Terri Kolman
2 months ago

Has the book been published yet and if not when do you anticipate that happening?

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$15,780 of $125,000 goal

Raised by 133 people in 15 months
Created April 15, 2017
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CW
$60
Carmen Wilson
2 days ago

This one will be going to Karen. She was on the flight, too. Blessings

CW
$60
Carmen Wilson
2 days ago

We met on HFSD. You take beautiful picture, and I look forward to having a collection of historical memories. I will be getting a book for Karen, as well.

$250
Anonymous
12 days ago
$100
Anonymous
19 days ago
CC
$60
Chris Cardona
21 days ago

Thank you for all you do. This is such an important project. These men and women are my personal heroes and I'm so thankful they're still with us.

FS
$100
Family of Sol Schwartz
21 days ago (Offline Donation)
EA
$60
Elizabeth Aguilar
1 month ago

Thank you Zach for your dedication to our Greatest Generation!!!

PD
$1,000
paula donahue
1 month ago

What a fantastic idea to document these true heros!Your country thanks you!God bless

Zach
2 months ago

The book has not been published yet. Im hoping by this time next year it will be ready. We are still conducting some interviews and the biographies are in the process of being written and the layout is happening all at the same time. Thank you for your support.

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Terri Kolman
2 months ago

Has the book been published yet and if not when do you anticipate that happening?

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