EATON — The “Guardians: Never Forget Their Stories” photography project visited Eaton V.F.W. Post 8066 on Saturday, Sept. 15, to film local veterans telling their stories.
The project’s mission is to simply tell and show honor to the stories of veterans from across the globe.
Founder Michael Thomas is a veteran himself, so this project is from hero-to-hero, organically meant to show their truths.
“Essentially, what happened, is a couple of the people here today are students of mine. I teach a photography program called Operation Meraki, and it teaches veterans the use of photography as an alternative means of therapy for traumatic experience. Once people started opening up in class, they started telling their stories for the first time. It became a call of action for me. At that point, I knew I had to be the historian for people who have been in conflicts,” Thomas said.