Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim welcomed the StoryCorps Mobile Tour, a revolutionary initiative to record the nation’s heritage in story form, for the first time ever to Hampton Roads on Thursday, October 23rd. Thanks to the Mayor’s efforts, the mobile audio recording booth will be located at the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk. Look for the familiar silver Airstream trailer adjacent to the Town Point Park until mid-November.
Andrew Heidelberg of the infamous “Norfolk 17,” was selected as the first interview. The prestigious selection of the “first interview” goes to an unsung citizen connected to the history of a location, giving the wider audience a “sense of place” for Hampton Roads.
Many military stories are expected as well from local residents, including Bob Doherty, Director of the Hampton Roads Honor Flight Program, whose mission is to honor every World War II veteran by taking them to visit the World War II Memorial in DC and the founders of an organization who saw a DoD need many years ago and filled it with their entrepreneurial spirit, very common in our “Military Bastion” Hampton Roads home.