Over 100 World War II veteransâ€™ stories have been recorded through the project. These men and women have recorded their stories at the Robert H. Jackson Center as part of the Defenders of Freedom project. The project was started by Greg Peterson, Robert H. Jackson Center founder and board member and Phil Zimmer, local author and historian. The stories gathered through the Defenders of Freedom project are about our history; places, dates, facts, battles, but they are much more then that. Many of the Defenders of Freedom videos are post on the Robert H. Jackson Center YouTube Channel. Thank to all the veterans and their families for sharing their stories.