Today is Veterans Day, and Activision, that recently published Call of Duty: WWII, opted to celebrate with those who were really there on the beaches of Normandy and the snowy forests of the Ardennes.
We get three different videos, in which Steve Melnikoff from the 29th Infantry Division, Jack Foy from the 87th Infantry Division, and Paul Martinez from the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment recount their experiences during D-Day and the following months.
At the end of each trailer, we get a reminder on the Call of Duty Endowment initiative, a fund created by Activision to help veterans find a career after they have left the armed forces. The organization helped find over 37,000 jobs for veterans since its foundation in 2009. The current goal is to reach 50,000 by 2019.
The initiative operates by supporting and funding other organizations that work on placing veterans into a career, and by raising awareness of the value former soldiers can bring to civilian companies.
You can check out the videos below. If you want to read more about Call of Duty: WWII, you can enjoy our review. You can also read about Sledgehammer Games’ original plans for the game, and take a look at the fairly impressive initial sales figures released by Activision a few days ago.