Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

MaryAnn and Jim Fletcher pose for a photo on the night of their junior prom dance, in the Half Hollow Hills School District of New York's Long Island. Jim Fletcher hide caption

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Chris Whitney (right) spoke to his friend, Erin Kuka, in San Francisco about his life after learning that he was HIV positive. StoryCorps hide caption

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Meliza Arellano (right) is now an 11th grader at Democracy Prep in New York City. Her seventh-grade teacher, Sarah Benko, inspired her to want to become a teacher. StoryCorps hide caption

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Joshua Littman and his mother, Sarah, visited StoryCorps for the second time to talk about their evolving relationship. Their first visit was in 2006. StoryCorps hide caption

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Battleships USS West Virginia and USS Tennessee after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.The attack initiated U.S. participation in World War II. National Archives hide caption

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Ayodeji Ogunniyi and his father, Abimbola "Yinka" Ogunniyi, at their first American home in South Holland, Ill., in 1993.

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It took 14 years for stone carvers to create the Mount Rushmore monument, seen here in 1995. Gloria Del Bianco's father, Luigi, led the carving team.

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A.P. Tureaud Jr. (right) talked with Steven Walkley at StoryCorps in New York.

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John Klein, 60, and Bernice Flournoy, 60, visited StoryCorps in Oakland, Calif.

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