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StoryCorps encourages holiday conversation to document history


So what should you do when you're done eating your Thanksgiving meal?

How about putting a loved one's story in the Library of Congress?

A non-profit project called Story-Corps is pushing for people to interview each other for an oral history project.

The app, also called StoryCorps, is filled with personal conversations from all over the country.

Stories about love and loss, but - most importantly - family.

This Thanksgiving you too can be part of history too.

Pete Rhodes plans to be surrounded by his grand kids and great grand kids on Thanksgiving.

After the record button was hit, Rhodes opened up about his time serving in the Korean War as a cook, preparing meals for more than 700 soldiers, three times a day.

"You fry eggs for 700 just like you fry eggs for seven,” he said.

During our interview using the App, Rhodes traveled back in time with stories about living in Germany.

He also gave sound advice on how to be kind.

"I treat everybody just alike,” he said.

Every word from every memory was captured by phone and then uploaded to the library archive for anyone to listen.

StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 65-thousand interviews from more than 100-thousand participants since 2003, the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered.

They hope to double that number by the end of the weekend.

To be a part of history, download the app by typing StoryCorps into your App Store's search engine.

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