Uncovering a WWII Story

ASPR is honored to be retained by wonderful clients; many of them are great nonprofits. Sometimes there is a cause or issue that comes along that doesn’t really fit into the category of client work and it becomes a pro bono project.

Recently, such an opportunity presented itself when we were approached by the children of soldiers killed in the line of duty during WWII. The government mandated that their fathers be buried in American cemeteries overseas, and in return the American Battle Monuments Commission served a role in ensuring flowers were placed on the grave sites on Memorial Day and other important days.

The families always paid for the flowers, but recently the government pulled back on its role in ensuring the memorials made it to the grave sites.

ASPR was proud to capture the elements of the story and share them with targeted media. Thanks to The Washington Post and ABC 7’s Kimberly Suiters, the public learned about the situation and an ABMC spokesperson apologized.

Washington Post story

ABC 7 story