The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

Visitors to The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor can explore a database of hundreds of recipient interviews shot by The Magic Lantern over a seven-year period beginning in 2000. Organized into three themed mini-theaters - Those Who Were Wounded, Those Who Died and Those Who Lived — the database includes veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. The software allows visitors to search the database by name, conflict and/or service. The search is conducted on a 14” touchscreen in the foreground and the selected interviews play on a 40” wall-mounted LCD in HD video. The Magic Lantern created the custom search software that allows the museum staff to add new records and interviews as they become available. The Magic Lantern also created a studio and trained the museum staff to conduct and shoot new interviews.

The above video includes three unused introductory animations.

Below are a sample of the more than 40 interviews with Purple Heart Veterens