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Tony Foulds and Dan Walker with the Stars and Stripes Dan Walker (l) and Tony Foulds (r) raise the American Flag in memory of the Mi Amigo 10. Courtesy Sheffield Council, photo by Ian Spooner

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US Embassy Seeks WWII Memories
Taking inspiration from the Mi Amigo commemorations, the Embassy is seeking your WWII stories to keep the memories alive

Published on March 25, 2019

Today (March 25), the US Embassy London is launching an initiative that seeks to keep the memories of World War II alive, with a particular focus on Americans who served in Britain during the conflict.

After the incredible story of Tony Foulds emerged earlier this year, the importance of remembering those Americans who were based in the UK has been on our minds, and the Embassy's initiative will help to ensure those memories are kept alive for future generations.

The post on the Embassy's website explains:

"In January ... BBC journalist Dan Walker reached out to the Embassy. Dan had bumped into an amazing man, Tony Foulds. For 75 years, diligently and every day, Tony maintained the U.S. Air Force Mi Amigo war memorial in Sheffield. Tony’s wish was for a flyover to honor the fallen ... Six weeks later, the Embassy along with the U.S. Air Force, RAF and twelve thousand people in Sheffield made that wish come true. The amazing Tony Foulds story proves that the sacrifice of those who served in World War II is still tangible today. It’s living history."

The Embassy is seeking stories from members of the public to help recognize the work of Americans who served in the UK, and to ensure memories of those times are never forgotten.

The Embassy is asking "Are there other unrecognized heroes out there? Are there other amazing stories to be told and shared?" The post does on to explain "75 years on from D-Day, we’re asking you to share your stories of how the Americans who served in Britain during World War Two impacted your lives and the lives of your families and friends. We want to bring these stories alive, bring these people together and introduce them to the next generation. Let’s keep the memories alive."

You can contact the Embassy with your stories and memories via:

Twitter: @USAmbUK or @USAinUK

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uk.usembassy

Telephone: 0207-891-3809

E-mail: Reflond@state.gov

Mail: World War Two: Keep the Memory Alive, Public Affairs, US Embassy London, 33 Nine Elms Lane, London SW11 7US

Online: uk.usembassy.gov/world-war-ii-keeping-the-memory-alive

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