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"Diminishing Generations" Sets Its Voyage on the Battleship USS Iowa on November 14th, with a Heroes Cast and Interactive Wizardry


Los Angeles, CA, November 10, 2015 --(PR.com)-- “Diminishing Generations” a biographic and photographic journey with a heroes cast of Veterans to autograph their lives in memoirs set to a series of books about WWll, Korea and Vietnam produced by Jodi Champagne, (author, photographer) on her latest project traveling across the country collecting their stories. It is a personal interactive adventure in book and video in a high tech presentation never done before. Champagne chose the Battleship USS Iowa to launch her latest accomplishment. The event will take place on November 14, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Battleship USS Iowa located 250 So. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA at Berth 87 at the Los Angeles World Cruise Port Terminal at the LA Waterfront / Port of Los Angeles. Attending from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm many of the Heroes will be on hand to meet, greet and sign autographs. The event is free, a tour of the ship, if desired, is $10.00. Proceeds from the sale of 3-book series, go towards the Gary Sinise Foundation.

“These books are powerful, emotional and very personal as veterans from WWII, Korean and Vietnam talk about life in wartime as well as their return home. They never had the opportunity or never chosen to share their stories and perspectives until now. “I started this project because I feel we need to hear the stories of those whom we are losing everyday,” declares Champagne. “I never, realized the magnitude of this journey I would take with these remarkable people, The excitement, the emotions and frustrations as I let them freely talk. Guided by my heart, I decided to call it Diminishing Generations, because we are losing these veterans every day and we lose their stories along with them.”

“Each of our veterans has a story, most untold, unheard before now. Like for instance Ford Rice- WWll, a 100 year old Navy Veteran who was at Pearl Harbor, as the Japanese attacked, who watch the eyes of the first kamikaze fly in blowing everything up. He never uttered a word of this to his friends or family. Mr. Rice told us his stories of 20 years in the Navy,” recounts Champagne. “Or there is the story of Robert Smalley-Korea: Robert was amazed at the helicopter pilots. He thought they had to be 'some kind of crazy' to do what they had to do and go where they had to go. Most of the time in Vietnam our soldiers were put into a battle zone right in the middle of the enemies. Being around that much artillery fire the helicopters stand a good chance of getting hit, and Robert was in a helicopter that was shot down.”

“DM” is utilizing ‘Augmented Reality’ technology, which places digital content between the user and the physical world. In this case, the AR-enabled apps allow the user to “scan” the images of the veterans in the books and access additional content such as videos and photo galleries, sharing more of each veteran's story. With the help of advanced AR technology (e.g. adding computer vision and image recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally manipulable. Artificial information about the environment and its objects can be overlaid on the books. Who could have imagined videos coming right off the pages of a book?

“You will have the ability to hear and see the veterans tell their personal stories of war directly from themselves, Diminishing Generations app to learn more about our veterans and their experiences can be downloaded at The Apple Store or Google Play online Apps for both Android or iPhones on November 14, 2015,” explains Jim Daily of Delta Digital Design in production with “DM.”

For more information visit http://www.jodichampagne.com or contact us via email at jodi@jodichampagne.com

Interviews available so please contact CLW Public Relations, (805) 584-1222 or email Cherielynnae@sbcglobal.net
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