World War II Vet Visits Uses VR For The First Time And Visits The Town In France He Helped Liberate In 1944

This hits right in the feels. In 1944, 91-year-old D-Day veteran Frank Mouqué helped liberate the town of Armentières in Northern France, near the French-Belgium border. To show the raw, emotional power of VR, Twine gave Mouqué a VR headset to do a virtual visit with the town, who paid him the ultimate tribute — school children sang the town’s song, the mayor honored him with the town’s highest honor, and local residents talked about D-Day when the Allied forces arrived.

It’s a powerful video. As VR tech gets more and more realistic and impactful in day-to-day life, let’s hope we see more awesome uses for it like this one.

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