Historically accurate and objective websites convey to the world the heritage and legacy of combat units, and to assist veterans groups in the memorialization of their comrades. They also invigorate and even increase the membership of any veterans group by publicizing the groups existence and activities. Here are just a few benefits of an organizational website:
-- Reaches a potential audience of over 250 million.
-- Increasingly, websites are the medium of choice for research and study. Websites encourage further writing and scholarship on units histories and heritage.
-- Can memorialize comrades in a uniquely dignified and accessible fashion.
-- Can be updated or upgraded easily.
-- Can be used to expand membership and/or to market souvenirs and other historical documents. In fact, if you choose Aegis to build your site AND handle your souvenirs and historical documents, well build the advertising section of your site gratis.
-- After establishment, maintenance of websites is inexpensive and could be permanently endowed... So that after the last member is gone, the veterans voices are still heard.
Accuracy: Trained historians and experienced military personnel work with individual veterans and veterans groups to assemble the historical information and display it in especially meaningful ways.
Committed service: Retired soldiers lead each project team to ensure authenticity and responsiveness to veterans groups needs and concerns.
Technical excellence: Highly trained and experienced computer graphic artists conceive,tailor, and build each site for maximum impact and profound effect on the world-wide audience.
Historical credibility: Historians, history buffs, students, and even casual observers will know that the information on your site is highly-accurate, true history -- not wishful thinking or bragging -- when they see the Aegis logo on your site.
In addition to contributions to several unit websites, Aegis has built and maintains the most often-viewed WWII unit website on the Internet. Check www.100thww2.org and inspect our work!
|Unit Citations||Links to Buddies|
|Narrative History||Individual Memorials|
|Maps||Aid to Researchers|
|Leaders Photos||Travel Info for Battlefield Visits|
|Info about your groups activities|
|Audience||# Copies Produced plus Libraries||Members/Subscribers||All Internet users (approx. 250 million)|
|Durability||50-100 years||Until thrown away||As long as endowed|
|Connects Members||Mail or phone||Mail or phone||Mail, phone,e-mail, NOW|
|Connects Children, Grandchildren, Friends of the Group||Mail, phone, limited audience||Mail, phone, limited to mailing list||Mail, phone, e-mail, world wide, NOW|
|Memorializes individuals||Space-consuming & expensive||Short-lived||Inexpensive & Durable|
|Adaptable to updates/expansions?||Requires subsequent printings/$$$||Periodically, but short-lived & limited to current audience||Immediate & Worldwide|
We recognize that many, probably even most, WWII veterans do not have access to the Internet in their homes. While the number who do is constantly increasing, Aegis suggests some options that will allow all unit veterans to enjoy many of the benefits of a unit website.
Aegis can produce your website in bound book or booklet format, in color or black and white -- the latter would cost only a fraction of the cost of producing a comparable division history book.
Most libraries now have computers with to access the Internet.